Announcing Percona XtraBackup 2.0 Beta 1

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Percona is glad to announce our first Beta release of what will become Percona XtraBackup 2.0. We’re releasing this beta to encourage testing of our upcoming 2.0 release of Percona XtraBackup.

Since this is a beta release, you should not rely on it for production workloads – use the stable 1.6 series of Percona XtraBackup instead.

In this beta we’re proud to add:

We also have a good number of general bug fixes in this release and more exciting features to come in the next beta.

The full release notes are available in our online documentation.

Binaries and source tarballs can be downloaded from our download site: https://www.percona.com/downloads/XtraBackup/BETA/1.9.0/ . As this is a BETA release, we do not recommend it for production use. As always, all our work is done on the Percona XtraBackup launchpad site and the up-to-the-minute bzr trees can be pulled from Launchpad.

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Stewart Smith

Stewart Smith has a deep background in database internals including MySQL, MySQL Cluster, Drizzle, InnoDB and HailDB. he is also one of the founding core developers of the Drizzle database server. He served at Percona from 2011-2014. He is a former Percona employee.


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  • Brian Boatright

    Please tell me there will be a version of 2.0 that works on windows? If so where is the download for that version?

  • While we’re not planning it for our 2.0.0 release, you can help make it happen quicker by saying magic things like “we would totally buy a support contract if XtraBackup was available on Windows” :)

  • Brian Boatright

    I only have one MySQL server and have been considering a support contract for it. But my first step was going to your 4 day training session in Austin. Would that count?

  • Brian Boatright

    And we are planning to switch everything to node.js/mysql setup on a linux box by the end of this year :-)

  • It certainly helps – every paying customer who asks for something like this adds to the business case of investing in a polished Windows port. Of course… if you’re planning on switching to linux by the end of the year, you do have the possibility of beating us to it :)

  • Curious to know if there are more big features planned for the 2.0 release? From what I read so far it seems like a handful of smaller changes — perhaps there is some bigger internal reworking that I’m missing?

    I’m just trying to understand why the jump from 1.6 to 2.0 — usually that would indicate something significant, and I’m trying to see if I’m missing anything here.

  • We do have some extra features heading for future 2.0 betas: parallel compression, new test suite, and streaming incremental backups should also make it in.

    I’ve also wanted to use 2.0 rather than a 1.x because of the number of important bug fixes that have gone into 1.6.x to make the current tree (I think) much more stable and compelling than 1.6.0 or previous 1.x releases – and this in itself deserves a good version number jump to show the extra maturity that the product has gained over the past year.

  • Thanks Stewart! That clarifies it much more for me :)

  • hi,i have a quesetion about xtrabackup,when i used innobackupex to backup some databases but not all databases ,i found than it backup all the databases of the server! i saw the document of percona xtraback said :”the –databases option is specific to innobackupex and accepts whether a space-separated list of the databases and tables to backup – in the databasename[.tablename] form. “. so can you tell me it’s my operation error ? Thanks!
    version: InnoDB Backup Utility v1.5.1-xtrabackup

  • The –version option to xtrabackup will tell you exactly what version you’re running.

    You could be hitting https://bugs.launchpad.net/percona-xtrabackup/+bug/569387

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