This is a command-line option for the
This option is useful when backing up a replication slave server. It prints the binary log position and name of the master server. It also writes this information to the "xtrabackup_slave_info" file as a "CHANGE MASTER" command. A new slave for this master can be set up by starting a slave server on this backup and issuing a "CHANGE MASTER" command with the binary log position saved in the "xtrabackup_slave_info" file.