October 20, 2014


Dear Community,

The release 0.9 of the opensource backup tool for InnoDB and XtraDB is available for download.


  • tar4ibd could not treat over 8GB file, now max 64GB
  • prepare-speed-hack is added

Fixed bugs:

The binary packages for RHEL4,5, Debian, FreeBSD, MacOS as well as source code of the XtraBackup is available on http://www.percona.com/mysql/xtrabackup/0.9/.

The project lives on Launchpad : https://launchpad.net/percona-xtrabackup and you can report bug to Launchpad bug system:
https://launchpad.net/percona-xtrabackup/+filebug. 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 Aleksandr Kuzminsky

Aleksandr is a consultant and data recovery specialist.
He is a former Percona employee.


  1. Bill says:

    Hi. I’m new to xtrabackup.

    I’ve tried to use the following command but the result is not compressed:

    xtrabackup –backup –compress-method=bzip

    – How to get compressed backup? What is the command?

    – What is the command to get incremental backup?


  2. John Marc says:

    I haven’t found a system requirements area – Will this run on CentOS 3.9 32 bit? Apparently the only rmp’s you have are rhel4.x86_64.rpm so I suspect not?

  3. Aleksandr Kuzminsky says:


    There are no available packages neither for centos3 nor for 32bit platform.
    You should instead build xtrabackup from teh source code.

  4. Aleksandr Kuzminsky says:


    See the chapter “Compressed backup” on http://www.percona.com/docs/wiki/percona-xtrabackup:xtrabackup_manual#innobackupex_script . There is detailed instruction with an example.

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