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Announcement: Experimental Build of Percona XtraBackup 8.0

 | September 12, 2018 |  Posted In: Backups, InnoDB, MySQL, MySQL 8.0, Percona Server for MySQL, Percona XtraBackup

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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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David Bennett

David joined Percona in September 2014 as a Quality Assurance Engineer. With over 20 years experience in software development, he brings an abundance of skills and knowledge to the Percona QA team. David is well versed in MySQL, Linux, Perl, C/C++ and other open source technologies. Prior to joining Percona, David was lead developer for a SaaS provider in the facilities management industry and president and founder of a web software development company in Kansas City. David resides in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri, close to his family. His hobbies include Hiking, Geocaching, Real-time strategy games, Electronics and playing the Guitar.

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