Percona XtraBackup 1.6 for Windows “try me” edition

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Previously we had XtraBackup Windows binaries for 1.0 and 1.2 releases, and they were based on Cygwin compilation of MySQL.

After MySQL 5.5 moved to CMake, and cygwin compilation is not supported anymore, it took some efforts for us to come up with native Windows builds, but they are there already. We consider them “alpha” quality, as there some know limitations,
but you should be able to make backup and restore from it. If you are interested in Windows backup I encourage you to give it a try and report your experience. Binaries are available there http://www.percona.com/downloads/XtraBackup/XtraBackup-1.6/Windows-alpha/

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  1. Vadim Tkachenko says

    Peter,

    Current limitation is that you may need several tries to come up with proper working
    command line.
    Also some file paths may not work, i.e C:tmp will be treated as “C:[tab]mp” and you
    will need to change it to C://tmp (including in my.ini).

    We tested with ActivePerl version for Windows.

  2. Peter Zaitsev says

    Vadim,

    Great news ! What are known limitations ?

    Also what version of Perl should I use to make it work ?

  3. says

    Peter,

    Current limitation is that you may need several tries to come up with proper working
    command line.
    Also some file paths may not work, i.e C:\tmp will be treated as “C:[tab]mp” and you
    will need to change it to C://tmp (including in my.ini).

    We tested with ActivePerl version for Windows.

  4. kjetilho says

    Hopefully this will save someone else some time: I didn’t realise at first that this binary is specific for MySQL 5.5+ since the on-disk format for InnoDB has changed since 5.1.

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