Percona XtraBackup 2.3.4

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona XtraBackup 2.3.4 on March 17th 2016. Downloads are available from our download site and from apt and yum repositories.

This release is the current GA (Generally Available) stable release in the 2.3 series.

Bugs fixed

Percona XtraBackup didn’t respect variables stored in backup-my.cnf unless it was specified. One needed to specify --defaults-file=backup-my.cnf for options to be respected. Bug fixed #1527081.

Percona XtraBackup didn’t abort the backup if innobackupex --rsync completed with error. Bug fixed #1537256.

When backup was taken on MariaDB 10 with GTID enabled, Percona XtraBackup didn’t store gtid_slave_pos in xtrabackup_slave_info but logged it only to STDERR. Bug fixed #1404484.

Percona XtraBackup was silently skipping extra arguments. Bug fixed #1533542 (Fungo Wang).

Percona XtraBackup refuses client connecting to server if it uses old (pre-4.1.1) protocol. To disable this check in order to allow backing up servers with legacy passwords still set, new xtrabackup --skip-secure-auth option has been implemented. Bug fixed #1508450.