The release 0.8 of the opensource backup tool for InnoDB and XtraDB is available for download.
tar4ibd is made to be sure that read of InnoDB page is consistent. Before we had some complains what in stream mode some pages are getting corrupted, and we suspect tar can do read of pages in time when they changed. So we patches libtar to make read consistent.
Export is added to support moving .ibd tablespaces between servers.
The list of other features in the release includes:
The binary packages for RHEL4,5, Debian, FreeBSD as well as source code of the XtraBackup is available on https://www.percona.com/mysql/xtrabackup/0.8/.
The project lives on Launchpad : https://launchpad.net/percona-xtrabackup and you can report bug to Launchpad bug system:
https://launchpad.net/percona-xtrabackup/+filebug. The documentation is available on our Wiki.
For support, commercial and sponsorship inquiries contact Percona.