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