Your database server stores some of your enterprise’s most valuable information. Guaranteeing reliable database backups to prevent data loss in the event of an accident or hardware failure is a critical checkbox.

The Percona XtraBackup tools provide a method of performing a hot backup of your MySQL data while the system is running. Percona XtraBackup is a free, online, open source, complete database backups solution for all versions of Percona Server for MySQL, MySQL ® and MariaDB®. Percona XtraBackup performs online non-blocking, tightly compressed, highly secure full backups on transactional systems so that applications remain fully available during planned maintenance windows.

Facebook users create a vast amount of data every day. To make sure that data is stored reliably, we back up our databases daily. Facebook was an early adopter of incremental backups in Percona XtraBackup.

Vamsi PonnekantiFacebook Engineering


Supported by Percona Experts

Percona offers a comprehensive, responsive, and cost-effective support, managed service or consulting plan to help your organization’s Percona XtraBackup deployment succeed.


Enterprise-Grade Features for Free

With over 3,500,000+ downloads, Percona XtraBackup performs online non-blocking, tightly compressed, highly secure full MySQL backups on transactional systems so that mission-critical applications remain fully available during planned maintenance windows.

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Works on-premises and in the cloud

Percona XtraBackup is fully compatible with today’s cloud providers such as AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and others, fully deployed in the cloud or as a hybrid solution.


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Enterprise ready

Percona XtraBackup has all the tools and features your enterprise needs to guarantee the consistency and safety of your data files.


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Simplify operations

You save time and money by using Percona XtraBackup to speed up database operations and copy data to new replication slaves.


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Non-blocking backups

Percona XtraBackup allows you to backup your database while in production, without impacting uptime or data changes.


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Backup automation

You can automate your backup process and verify automatic backups.


When used in combination with Percona Server for MySQL, Percona XtraBackup provides the only true non-blocking online, real-time MySQL backup of transactional systems currently available.

Percona XtraBackup provides:

  • Fast and reliable database backups (e.g. hot backup, incremental backups, bacula backup, etc.)
  • Uninterrupted transaction processing during backups
  • Savings on disk space and network bandwidth with better compression
  • Automatic backup verification
  • Higher uptime due to faster restore time
  • Point-in-time recovery

How Percona Can Help

To discuss how Percona can help you make your Percona XtraBackup deployment a success, please call us at +1-888-316-9775 (USA), +44 203 608 6727 (Europe), or have us reach out to you.

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