Open Source Hot Backup Solution Reduces Costs, Supports Mission Critical Applications, Integrates with Percona XtraDB Cluster

PLEASANTON, California - April 4, 2012 -- Percona LLC, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today announced Percona XtraBackup 2.0, the latest release of the company’s open source hot backup solution for MySQL and Percona Server. The new version offers parallel compression and streaming incremental backups to increase backup performance. In addition, Percona XtraBackup 2.0 supports node provisioning for Percona’s recently announced Percona XtraDB Cluster.

Percona XtraBackup enables backups without blocking user queries, making it ideal for companies with large data sets and mission critical applications that cannot tolerate long periods of downtime. Offered free as an open source solution, XtraBackup drives down backup costs while providing unique features for MySQL backup.


  • Percona XtraBackup 2.0 is a free, open source solution.
  • Parallel compression and streaming incremental backups reduce backup time for larger data sets and enables larger databases to be backed up onto remote machines.
  • Percona XtraBackup 2.0 enables much faster system recovery times by backing up metadata that allows a restored server to warm up in minutes instead of hours or days. This is especially important in the cloud where disks are slower, and on powerful commodity servers with large amounts of memory.
  • Percona XtraBackup 2.0 supports node provisioning for Percona XtraDB Cluster and is a drop-in upgrade for the InnoDB backup engine.


Vadim Tkachenko, Co-founder and CTO for Percona LLC

“With XtraBackup 2.0, Percona has once again made MySQL better. With fast, efficient, non- blocking backups and a rich feature set, this open source solution supports the use of MySQL for larger, mission critical datasets that must be backed up without downtime.”

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Terry Erisman
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About Percona LLC

Percona LLC has made MySQL faster and more reliable for over 1,800 consulting and support customers worldwide since 2006. Percona provides enterprise-grade MySQL support, consulting, training, and development services to companies such as Cisco Systems, Alcatel-Lucent, Groupon, and the BBC. Percona's founders authored the definitive book High Performance MySQL from O'Reilly Press and the widely read MySQL Performance Blog. Percona also develops software for MySQL users, including Percona Server and Percona XtraBackup, the only open source, hot backup utility for the InnoDB storage engine. The popular Percona Live conferences draw attendees and acclaimed speakers from around the world. For more information, visit

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