Installing Percona XtraBackup on Debian and Ubuntu¶
Ready-to-use packages are available from the Percona XtraBackup software repositories and the download page.
- 9.0 (stretch)
- 16.04LTS (xenial)
- 18.04 (bionic)
- x86_64 (also known as
What’s in each DEB package?¶
percona-xtrabackup-80 package contains the latest Percona XtraBackup
binaries and associated files.
percona-xtrabackup-dbg-80 package contains the debug symbols for
percona-xtrabackup-test-80 package contains the test suite for
percona-xtrabackup package contains the older version of the
Installing Percona XtraBackup from Percona
Fetch the repository packages from Percona web:
$ wget https://repo.percona.com/apt/percona-release_0.1-8.$(lsb_release -sc)_all.deb
Install the downloaded package with dpkg. To do that, run the following commands as root or with sudo:
$ dpkg -i percona-release_0.1-8.$(lsb_release -sc)_all.deb
Once you install this package the Percona repositories should be added. You can check the repository setup in the
Enable the repository:
$ sudo percona-release enable tools testing
Remember to update the local cache:
$ sudo apt-get update
After that you can install the package:
$ sudo apt-get install percona-xtrabackup
Apt-Pinning the packages¶
In some cases you might need to “pin” the selected packages to avoid the
upgrades from the distribution repositories. You’ll need to make a new file
/etc/apt/preferences.d/00percona.pref and add the following lines in
Package: * Pin: release o=Percona Development Team Pin-Priority: 1001
For more information about the pinning you can check the official debian wiki.
Installing Percona XtraBackup using downloaded deb packages¶
Download the packages of the desired series for your architecture from the download page. The following example will download Percona XtraBackup 8.0.12-1 release package for Debian 9.0:
$ wget https://www.percona.com/redir/downloads/TESTING/XtraBackup/rc1/binary/debian/stretch/x86_64/percona-xtrabackup-80_8.0.3-rc1.stretch_amd64.deb
Now you can install Percona XtraBackup by running:
$ sudo dpkg -i percona-xtrabackup-80_8.0.3-rc1.stretch_amd64.deb
When installing packages manually like this, you’ll need to make sure to resolve all the dependencies and install missing packages yourself.
Uninstalling Percona XtraBackup¶
To uninstall Percona XtraBackup you’ll need to remove all the installed packages.
Remove the packages
$ sudo apt-get remove percona-xtrabackup