September 2, 2014

Percona XtraBackup 1.6 for Windows “try me” edition

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/

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.

Comments

  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. Vadim,

    Great news ! What are known limitations ?

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

  4. 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.

  5. abdollah says:

    http://www.percona.com/downloads/XtraBackup/XtraBackup-1.6/Windows-alpha/
    link dos not exits,
    i want use xtrabackup in windows, i don find version for wondows.

  6. Having trouble locating you windows binaries, any news re: such? Thanks.

  7. We re-posted 32bit binaries there
    http://www.percona.com/downloads/XtraBackup/XtraBackup-1.6/Windows-alpha/32bit/

    64bit binaries may come later.

  8. Shiraaz says:

    The zip file is corrupt, I tried downloading twice

  9. 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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