Compiling and Installing from Source Code

The source code is available from the Launchpad project here. The easiest way to get the code is with bzr branch of the desired release, such as the following:

bzr branch lp:percona-xtrabackup/2.2

You should then have a directory named after the release you branched, such as percona-xtrabackup.

Compiling on Linux


The following packages and tools must be installed to compile Percona XtraBackup from source. These might vary from system to system.

In Debian-based distributions, you need to:

$ apt-get install build-essential flex bison automake autoconf bzr \
   libtool cmake libaio-dev mysql-client libncurses-dev zlib1g-dev \

In RPM-based distributions, you need to:

$ yum install cmake gcc gcc-c++ libaio libaio-devel automake autoconf bzr \
  bison libtool ncurses5-devel

Compiling with CMake

At the base directory of the source code tree, if you execute:

$ cmake -DBUILD_CONFIG=xtrabackup_release && make -j4

and you go for a coffee, at your return Percona XtraBackup will be ready to be used.


The following command:

$ make install

will install all Percona XtraBackup binaries, the innobackupex script and tests to /usr/local/xtrabackup. You can override this either with:

make DESTDIR=... install

or by changing the installation layout with:


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