Announcement: Experimental Build of Percona XtraBackup 8.0

Percona XtraBackup 8.0Experimental Build of Percona XtraBackup 8.0 released

An experimental alpha version of Percona XtraBackup 8.0.1 is now available in the Percona experimental software repositories.

A few things to note about this release:

  • We removed the deprecated innobackupex in this release
  • Due to the new MySQL redo log and data dictionary formats the Percona XtraBackup 8.0.x versions will only be compatible with MySQL 8.0.x and the upcoming Percona Server for MySQL 8.0.x
  • For experimental migrations from earlier database server versions, you will need to backup and restore and using XtraBackup 2.4 and then use mysql_upgrade from MySQL 8.0.x

PXB 8.0.1 alpha is available for the following platforms:

  • RHEL/Centos 6.x
  • RHEL/Centos 7.x
  • Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty*
  • Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial
  • Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic
  • Debian 8 Jessie*
  • Debian 9 Stretch

Information on how to configure the Percona repositories for apt and yum systems and access the Percona experimental software is here.

* We might drop these platforms before GA release.

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Comments (3)

  • Toshiba Support Reply

    percona xtrabackup is very much useful. I have read all the information properly. I will definitely use this all. the feature of PXB 8.0.1 alpha also have been discussed here nicely.

    September 14, 2018 at 8:06 pm
  • Arlindo Neto Reply

    Is there some sort of experimental documentation as well? Or can I assume xtrabackup 2.4 documentation will suffice for experimenting this release? Thankss

    October 2, 2018 at 4:14 pm
  • jtomaszon Reply

    Wonder why we are not doing backward compatible with previous versions. Not so difficult to check with MySQL version we are trying to backup and just use one or the other.

    October 5, 2018 at 9:05 am

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