Percona apt Repository

Debian and Ubuntu packages from Percona are signed with a key. Before using the repository, you should add the key to apt. To do that, run the following commands:

$ apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 1C4CBDCDCD2EFD2A

Add this to /etc/apt/sources.list, replacing VERSION with the name of your distribution:

deb VERSION main
deb-src VERSION main

Remember to update the local cache:

$ apt-get update

Now you can install Percona XtraBackup with:

$ apt-get install percona-xtrabackup

Supported Architectures

  • x86_64 (also known as amd64)
  • x86

Supported Releases


  • 6.0 (squeeze)
  • 7.0 (wheezy)


  • 10.04LTS (lucid)
  • 12.04LTS (precise)
  • 12.10 (quantal)
  • 13.04 (raring)
  • 13.10 (saucy)

Percona apt Testing repository

Percona offers pre-release builds from the testing repository. To enable it add the following lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list , replacing VERSION with the name of your distribution:

deb VERSION main testing
deb-src VERSION main testing

Ubuntu PPA of daily builds

Percona offers a Personal Package Archive (PPA) percona-daily/percona-xtrabackup. Every time code is pushed to our main source code repository, the PPA gets updated.


These packages are directly built from lp:percona-xtrabackup/2.1 trunk and should be considered PRE-RELEASE SOFTWARE.

This PPA can be added to your system manually by copying the lines below and adding them to your system’s software sources:


or by simply running:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:percona-daily/percona-xtrabackup