November 27, 2014

xtrabackup-0.4, going beta, progress meter

We added some new features to our backup tool, namely:

  • Now we can handle log file taken during backup with size exceeding 4GB, it may happen if backup takes too long and you have a lot of updates on InnoDB tables
  • Progress meter during recovery step, now you can see what percentage of log file was handled

Also we did extensive testing and fixed bugs, so now we consider current state as feature complete and with beta-release stability.

You can download current binaries RPM for RHEL4 and RHEL5 (compatible with CentOS also) and DEB for Debian/Ubuntu there
By the same link you can find general .tar.gz with binaries which can be run on any modern Linux distribution.
By the same link you can download source code if you do not want to deal with bazaar and Launchpad.

The project lives on Launchpad : and you can report bug to Launchpad bug system: The documentation is available on our Wiki

For general questions use our Pecona-discussions group, and for development question Percona-dev group.

For support, commercial and sponsorship inquiries contact Percona

About Vadim Tkachenko

Vadim leads Percona's development group, which produces Percona Clould Tools, the Percona Server, Percona XraDB Cluster and Percona XtraBackup. He is an expert in solid-state storage, and has helped many hardware and software providers succeed in the MySQL market.


  1. thomas says:

    Feature complete? Wasn’t there some talk about differential / incremental backups in the last announcement? ;-)
    I guess that got postponed?

  2. Vadim says:


    Yes we are working on it actually, but it will be EXPERIMENTAL in first release, it is too new feature for InnoDB.

  3. Axl says:

    One quick question… Why not 32bit pre-compiled packages?


  4. Vadim says:


    Quick answer: 32bit is dead :)

  5. Axl says:

    Heheheh I know I deserve that answer, but think about it, what is the percentage of legacy 32bit MySQL installs? What if you are a, let’s imagine, a Percona consultant and somebody (a customer, one with a lot of $$$$$) asks for a better backup for their old-but-still-running 164723461 GB Database?
    Dude, we are in recession (depression?), you can’t miss a minute downloading and compiling!!!


  6. Vadim says:


    For our customers 99% of MySQL installs are 64bit. And for customers with a lot of $$$$ and 32bit we do special commercial build :)

  7. peter says:


    One more thing I should mention – we would welcome everyone to provide third party builds for XtraDB/MySQL with Percona Patches/Xtrabackup.
    We do not have resourses to cover all platforms and just focus on the platforms we use ourselves or significant portion of our customers is using.

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