Percona XtraBackup 8.1 Documentation¶
This documentation is for the latest release: Percona XtraBackup 8.1 (Release Notes). This is an Innovation release. This type of release is only supported for a short time and is designed to be used in an environment with fast upgrade cycles. Developers and DBAs are exposed to the latest features and improvements.
Percona XtraBackup is an open source hot backup utility for MySQL-based servers that keep your database fully available during planned maintenance windows.
Whether it is a 24x7 highly loaded server or a low-transaction-volume Percona XtraBackup is designed to make backups seamless without disrupting the server’s performance in a production environment. Percona XtraBackup (PXB) is a 100% open source backup solution with commercial support available for organizations who want to benefit from comprehensive, responsive, and cost-flexible database support for MySQL.
This is an Innovation release. This type of release is only supported for a short time and is designed to be used in an environment with fast upgrade cycles. Developers and DBAs are exposed to the latest features and improvements.
Supported storage engines¶
Percona XtraBackup can back up data from InnoDB, XtraDB, MyISAM, MyRocks tables on MySQL 8.1 servers and Percona Server for MySQL with XtraDB, Percona Server for MySQL 8.1, and Percona XtraDB Cluster 8.1.
Percona XtraBackup 8.1 supports the MyRocks storage engine. An incremental backup on the MyRocks storage engine does not determine if an earlier full or incremental backup contains duplicate files. Percona XtraBackup copies all MyRocks files each time it takes a backup.
Percona XtraBackup 8.1 does not support making backups of databases created in versions before 8.1 of MySQL, Percona Server for MySQL or Percona XtraDB Cluster.
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