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xtrabackup-0.4, going beta, progress meter

 | March 30, 2009 |  Posted In: Percona Software


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

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Vadim Tkachenko

Vadim Tkachenko co-founded Percona in 2006 and serves as its Chief Technology Officer. Vadim leads Percona Labs, which focuses on technology research and performance evaluations of Percona’s and third-party products. Percona Labs designs no-gimmick tests of hardware, filesystems, storage engines, and databases that surpass the standard performance and functionality scenario benchmarks. Vadim’s expertise in LAMP performance and multi-threaded programming help optimize MySQL and InnoDB internals to take full advantage of modern hardware. Oracle Corporation and its predecessors have incorporated Vadim’s source code patches into the mainstream MySQL and InnoDB products. He also co-authored the book High Performance MySQL: Optimization, Backups, and Replication 3rd Edition.


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

  • Thomas,

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

  • 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!!!


  • Axl,

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

  • Axl,

    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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