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 | April 29, 2009 |  Posted In: Percona Software


We announce next beta version of our xtrabackup tool.

Changelist includes:

– set innodb_fast_shutdown=1 on xtrabackup shutdown
– set innodb_write_io_threads=10 by default for fast buffer_pool flushing during recovery
– build xtrabackup with –with-extra-charsets=complex
Bug #357653: innobackupex-1.5.1 –copy-back fails
Bug #358194: 2nd-phase is very slow
Bug #358266: xtrabackup-0.5 dies with SEGV on bad command line arguments
Bug #359341: innobackupex still does not read defaults-file

You can download current binaries RPM for RHEL4 and RHEL5 (compatible with CentOS also), DEB for Debian/Ubuntu and tar.gz for Mac OS / Intel 64bit 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.


  • Jarod,

    We have limited resources from both time and servers prospective so we concentrate on things that can cover most needs. Any help is appreciated.

  • Thanks for the update! FWIW, I maintain binary RPM packages of xtrabackup for a number of distributions on the openSUSE build service. I just commited the update to 0.6, binaries should be available shortly from this URL:

    Vadim, in the future, could you provide the source tarball for download as well? I had to extract it from the source RPM this time…


  • LenZ,

    Sure I can do source tarball.

    Can we use openSUSE build to build packages for RHEL and DEB ?
    I currently do it manually 🙂

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