Percona XtraBackup 2.4.0-rc1

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona XtraBackup 2.4.0-rc1 on February 8th 2016. Downloads are available from our download site and from apt and yum repositories.

This is a Release Candidate quality release and it is not intended for production. If you want a high quality, Generally Available release, the current Stable version should be used (currently 2.3.3 in the 2.3 series at the time of writing).

New features

Percona XtraBackup has implemented basic support for MySQL 5.7 and Percona Server 5.7.

Known Issues

Backed-up table data could not be recovered if backup was taken while running OPTIMIZE TABLE (bug #1541763) or ALTER TABLE ... TABLESPACE (bug #1532878) on that table.

Compact Backups currently don’t work due to bug #1192834.