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Percona Server and XtraBackup for MacOS – experimental binaries

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We see demand on MacOS binaries and decided to prepare binaries you can download and use. The are marked as “experimental”, as we do not have big history of using MacOS in production, so we are looking for your feedback and bug reports.


Please report any bugs found at Bugs in Percona Server.

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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.


  • Vadim Tkachenko Post author


    /usr/bin and /usr/share are good to put content from tar.gz


  • Do I just drop the contents of the xtrabackup-1.6 tarball into /bin and /share?


  • Thanks for doing this. I don’t think we’ll be using them in production any time soon, but it sure helps with testing on dev/dba workstations and laptops.



  • Thanks for this. We’ll be putting this in production in the coming months, and will pass on anything we find of interest.


  • Vadim Tkachenko Post author


    You should be able to compile from source – just grab source .tar.gz


  • Vadim,

    Excellent work. Would there be a version that mac users can compile themselves? Or will binary be the only way to distribute the Mac version?



  • The link for Xtrabackup no longer works for Mac OS X. Was this intentional?


  • Hi,
    I am interested too in the MacOSX Version of Percona for my local development.
    Please update the link or give me a hint, how I can compile it myself.



  • 404 Page Not Found

    Oh FUCK!!!


  • Hello, Thanks for taking the time to explain the installation and configuration of the Percona Server. I am on Mac OS X, Mavericks 10.9.5 backup and test client server and I would like to test the Percona Server. I already download the Percona-Server-5.5.35-rel33.0.tar.gz and I already read you advised to install on “/usr/share” and “usr/bin”.

    – Did you mean “and” or did you mean “or”? Can I install on “/usr/local”? – Is there a prefix to install the software?
    – What are the commands sequence to install from the terminal. Usually on the Mac, source software installation goes as follows;

    1. Download directly from the site to the download directory and unpack it…

    2. Copying the software from download directory to an installation directory as root;
    [server1~] root# cp -R /Users/server1/Downloads/Percona-Server-5.5.35-rel33.0 /usr/share

    3. cd to the software directory;
    [server1~] root# cd /usr/share/Percona-Server-5.5.35-rel33.0

    4. Run the commands;

    [server1~] root# ./configure –prefix=/usr/local/Percona-Server-5.5.35-rel33.0 \
    make install

    – Does the installation of Percona follows the same semantics? …or could you give us the installation steps similar to this. Thanks! E\


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