Percona XtraBackup 2.4.0-rc1 is now available

Percona XtraBackup for MySQL Percona is glad to announce the first release candidate of Percona XtraBackup 2.4.0-rc1 on February 8th 2016. Downloads are available from our download site and from apt and yum repositories.

This is a Release Candidate quality release and it is not intended for production. If you want a high quality, Generally Available release, the current Stable version should be used (currently 2.3.3 in the 2.3 series at the time of writing).

Percona XtraBackup enables MySQL backups without blocking user queries, making it ideal for companies with large data sets and mission-critical applications that cannot tolerate long periods of downtime. Offered free as an open source solution, Percona XtraBackup drives down backup costs while providing unique features for MySQL backups.

This release contains all of the features and bug fixes in Percona XtraBackup 2.3.3, plus the following:

New Features:

  • Percona XtraBackup has implemented basic support for MySQL 5.7 and Percona Server 5.7.

Known Issues:

  • Backed-up table data could not be recovered if backup was taken while running OPTIMIZE TABLE (bug #1541763) or ALTER TABLE ... TABLESPACE (bug #1532878) on that table.
  • Compact Backups currently don’t work due to bug #1192834.

Release notes with all the bugfixes for Percona XtraBackup 2.4.0-rc1 are available in our online documentation. Bugs can be reported on the launchpad bug tracker.

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  • Javier

    Hey guys, xtrabackup is asking for libev now, the only way to install xtrabackup on RedHat servers is allowing EPEL repo. Could you please import libev to percona repos? Thanks!

    February 17, 2016 at 5:26 am

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