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Percona Server and XtraBackup available on Solaris

 | March 28, 2011 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Software


I am happy to announce that Percona Server and Percona XtraBackup are now available for the Solaris platform!

  • You can download the latest Percona Server 5.1.55-12.6 stable release from our download area.
  • As for Percona XtraBackup, we made Solaris binaries for the upcoming XtraBackup-1.6 release, and they are available from “pre-release” directory.

There are couple features not available in Solaris build of Percona Server: Response Time Distribution (it depends on GCC platform specific functions) , HandlerSocket ( compilation issues on Solaris), Maatkit UDFs.

I want to say a special thanks to Joyent (a cloud computing provider) for Solaris resources and help with building binaries. Joyent provides templates for Percona Server and Percona XtraBackup by request.

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.


  • Are you planning to make Solaris builds for new versions of Percona? The last Solaris version of Percona is 5.1 but Percona 5.7 is more effective.

    May be you can tell how to compile Percona Server 5.7 on Oracle Solaris 11.3?

    • Yura,

      We have no plans to provide builds for Solaris. It is not open platform anymore and we can’t download it.
      Furthermore, you are first who asked about Solaris since 2011 – there is practically zero interest to Solaris builds.

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