This release is the current GA (Generally Available) stable release in the 2.1 series. Percona XtraBackup is an open source, free MySQL hot backup software that performs non-blocking backups for InnoDB and XtraDB databases. Percona XtraBackup is an open source, free MySQL hot backup software that performs non-blocking backups for InnoDB and XtraDB databases.
posix_fadvise()hints, Percona XtraBackup discarded read-ahead buffers which resulted in higher
I/Orate on the backup stage. Bug fixed #1093385.
xbcrypt:xb_crypt_read_chunk: unable to read chunk iv size at offset errorunder some circumstances. Bug fixed #1273196.
--safe-slave-backupoption is used to backup a replication slave. The SQL thread is now started before a temporary copy of redo log is streamed into the final location. Bug fixed #1284778.
Other bugs fixed: #1284078.
Release notes with all the bugfixes for Percona XtraBackup 2.1.8 are available in our online documentation. All of Percona‘s software is open source and free, all the details of the release can be found in the 2.1.8 milestone at Launchpad. Bugs can be reported on the launchpad bug tracker.