This release is the GA (Generally Available) stable release in the 2.4 series.
Percona XtraBackup has implemented new
xtrabackup --remove-originaloption that can be used to remove the encrypted and compressed files once they’ve been decrypted/decompressed.
xtrabackup was using username set for server in a configuration file even if a different user was defined in the users configuration file. Bug fixed #1551706.
Incremental backups did not include
xtrabackup_galera_infofiles. Bug fixed #1643803.
innobackupex and xtrabackup scripts were showing the password in the ps output when it was passed as a command line argument. Bug fixed #907280
Incremental backup would fail with path like
~/backup/inc_1because xtrabackup didn’t properly expand tilde. Bug fixed #1642826.
Fixed missing dependency check for
perl(Digest::MD5)in rpm packages. Bug fixed #1644018.
[UPDATE 2016-02-28]: New packages have been pushed to repositories with incremented package version to address the bug #1667610.
Other bugs fixed: #1655278.
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