What is the difference between katello-backup and katello-backup --logical-db-backup?

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Issue

  • Katello-backup has an option stated below:
# katello-backup --help

        --logical-DB-backup   -->       Also dump full database schema during offline backup

This implies that a full database schema will NOT be dumped during a full offline backup unless this option is passed.

  • Why is this option not on by default?
  • What is lost from the backup result if this option is not used?
  • Is it needed to pass this option to get a valid full offline backup?
  • What is the difference in usage of both?

Environment

  • Red Hat Satellite 6.2.

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