Percona XtraBackup 8.0.4 Is Now Available

Percona XtraBackup 8.0Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona XtraBackup 8.0.4 on December 10, 2018. You can download it from our download site and apt and yum repositories.

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, it drives down backup costs while providing unique features for MySQL backups.

This release of Percona Xtrabackup is a General Availability release ready for use in a production environment.

Please note the following about this release:

  • The deprecated innobackupex has been removed. Use the xtrabackup command to back up your instances: $ xtrabackup --backup --target-dir=/data/backup
  • When migrating from earlier database server versions, backup and restore and using XtraBackup 2.4 and then use mysql_upgrade from MySQL 8.0.x
  • If using yum or apt repositories to install Percona Xtrabackup 8.0.4, ensure that you have enabled the new tools repository. You can do this with the percona-release enable tools release command and then install the percona-xtrabackup-80 package.

All Percona software is open-source and free. We are grateful to the community for the invaluable contributions to Percona XtraBackup. We would especially like to highlight the input of Alexey Kopytov who has been actively offering improvements and submitting bug reports for Percona XtraBackup.

New Features

  • Percona XtraBackup 8.0.4 is based on MySQL 8.0.13 and fully supports Percona Server for MySQL 8.0 series and MySQL 8.0 series.

Bugs Fixed

  • PXB-1699:xtrabackup --prepare could fail on backups of MySQL 8.0.13 databases
  • PXB-1704:xtrabackup --prepare could hang while performing insert buffer merge
  • PXB-1668: When the --throttle option was used, the applied value was different from the one specified by the user (off by one error)
  • PXB-1679: PXB could crash when ALTER TABLE … TRUNCATE PARTITION command was run during a backup without locking DDL

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Comments (6)

  • Simon Mudd


    December 11, 2018 at 4:06 am
  • selvi

    Thank you !

    December 11, 2018 at 8:44 am
  • Rick James

    Can PXB 8.0.4 be used for MySQL 5.7? (Please edit this page to make it clear.)

    December 24, 2018 at 1:18 pm
    • pault

      > Percona XtraBackup 8.0 does not support making backups of databases created in versions prior to 8.0 of MySQL, Percona Server or Percona XtraDB Cluster. As the changes that MySQL 8.0 introduced in data dictionaries, redo log and undo log are incompatible with previous versions, it is currently impossible for Percona XtraBackup 8.0 to also support versions prior to 8.0.

      This information can be found at

      March 12, 2019 at 6:11 am
  • Med

    Hello any news about the last cersion of MYSQL :

    Error: Unsupported server version: ‘8.0.16’. Please report a bug at

    June 12, 2019 at 6:44 am
  • Ulhas

    Sad to know about removal of innobackupex program in MySQL 8. It was such a nice program to perform both backup and restore.

    July 23, 2019 at 11:32 am

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