Installing Percona XtraBackup 8.0

This page provides the information on how to install Percona XtraBackup. Following options are available:

Before installing, you might want to read the Percona XtraBackup 8.0 Release Notes.

Installing Percona XtraBackup from Repositories

Percona provides repositories for yum (RPM packages for Red Hat, CentOS and Amazon Linux AMI) and apt (.deb packages for Ubuntu and Debian) for software such as Percona Server for MySQL, Percona XtraBackup, and Percona Toolkit. This makes it easy to install and update your software and its dependencies through your operating system’s package manager. This is the recommend way of installing where possible.

The following guides describe the installation process for using the official Percona repositories for .deb and .rpm packages.


For experimental migrations from earlier database server versions, you will need to backup and restore using XtraBackup 2.4 and then use mysql_upgrade from MySQL 8.0.x

See also

About the support of MySQL and Percona Server versions in Percona XtraBackup 2.4 and 8.0
About Percona XtraBackup

Compiling and Installing from Source Code

Percona XtraBackup is open source and the code is available on Github. Following guide describes the compiling and installation process from source code.