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Use a YUM repository to install Percona XtraBackup

Ready-to-use packages are available from the Percona XtraBackup software repositories and the download page. The Percona yum repository supports popular RPM-based operating systems, including the Amazon Linux AMI.

The easiest way to install the Percona Yum repository is to install an RPM that configures yum and installs the Percona GPG key.

Specific information on the supported platforms, products, and versions is described in Percona Software and Platform Lifecycle.

Install Percona XtraBackup from Percona yum repository

  1. Install the Percona yum repository by running the following command as the root user or with sudo:

    $ sudo yum install \\
  2. Enable the repository:

    $ sudo percona-release enable-only tools release

    If Percona XtraBackup is intended to be used in combination with the upstream MySQL Server, you only need to enable the `tools repository:

    $ sudo percona-release enable-only tools
  3. Install Percona XtraBackup by running:

    $ sudo yum install percona-xtrabackup-80


    Make sure that you have the libev package installed before installing Percona XtraBackup on CentOS 6. For this operating system, the libev package is available from the EPEL repositories.

  4. To decompress backups made using LZ4 or ZSTD compression algorithm, install the corresponding package:

    $ sudo yum install lz4
    $ sudo yum install zstd

See also

To install Percona XtraBackup using downloaded rpm packages, see Install with package manager.

To uninstall Percona XtraBackup, see Uninstall Percona XtraBackup

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Last update: 2023-06-12