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Percona XtraBackup 2.4.6

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona XtraBackup 2.4.6 on February 22nd 2017. Downloads are available from our download site and from apt and yum repositories.

This release is the GA (Generally Available) stable release in the 2.4 series.

New features

Percona XtraBackup has implemented new xtrabackup --remove-original option that can be used to remove the encrypted and compressed files once they’ve been decrypted/decompressed.

Bugs Fixed

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_binlog_info and xtrabackup_galera_info files. Bug fixed #1643803.

In case a warning was written to stout instead of stderr during the streaming backup, it could cause assertion in the xbstream. Bug fixed #1647340.

xtrabackup --move-back did not always restore out-of-datadir tablespaces to their original directories. Bug fixed #1648322.

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_1 because xtrabackup didn’t properly expand tilde. Bug fixed #1642826.

Fixed missing dependency check for perl(Digest::MD5) in rpm packages. Bug fixed #1644018.

Percona XtraBackup now supports -H, -h, -u and -p shortcuts for --hostname, --datadir, --user and --password respectively. Bugs fixed #1655438 and #1652044.

[UPDATE 2016-02-28]: New packages have been pushed to repositories with incremented package version to address the bug #1667610.

Other bugs fixed: #1655278.

This documentation is developed in Launchpad as part of the Percona XtraBackup 2.4.
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