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Percona Backup for MongoDB 2.4.0 (2024-03-05)


Percona Backup for MongoDB is a distributed, low-impact solution for consistent backups of MongoDB sharded clusters and replica sets. This is a tool for creating consistent backups across a MongoDB sharded cluster (or a non-sharded replica set), and for restoring those backups to a specific point in time.

Release Highlights

  • You can now delete backup snapshots of a specific type. For example, delete only logical backups which you might have created and no longer need. You can also check what exactly will be deleted with the new --dry-run flag. This improvement helps you better meet the organization’s backup policy and improves your experience with cleaning up outdated data.
  • Point-in-time recovery oplog slicing is now running in parallel with backup snapshots. This ensures that you can make a point-in-time recovery to any timestamp from very large backups that take hours to make.
  • Percona Backup for MongoDB packages are now also available for ARM64 architectures. Thus, users can not only run Percona Backup for MongoDB in Docker containers on ARM-based workstations but also install the packages on those workstations. The ARM64 packages are available for the following operating systems:

    • Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa)
    • Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 and compatible derivatives
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 and compatible derivatives


  • PBM-907 - Upload oplog chunks during backups

  • PBM-1141 - Add ability to delete backups by a specific type

  • PBM-1187 Add --wait option to pbm config --force-resync

Bugs Fixed

  • PBM-1210 - Fixed the issue with backups not cancelling when running pbm cancel backup

  • PBM-1231 - Fixed the issue with the failing restore to a new cluster

  • PBM-1223 - Fixed an unknown transaction id error during logical restore

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Last update: May 16, 2024
Created: May 16, 2024