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Percona XtraBackup binaries overview

Percona XtraBackup contains a set of the following binaries:

  • xtrabackup - a compiled C binary that provides functionality to backup a whole MySQL database instance with MyISAM, InnoDB, and XtraDB tables.

  • xbcrypt - a utility used for encrypting and decrypting backup files.

  • xbstream - a utility that allows streaming and extracting files to or from the xbstream format.

  • xbcloud - a utility used for downloading and uploading full or part of xbstream archive from or to cloud.

The recommended way to take the backup is by using the xtrabackup script. For more information on script options, see xtrabackup.

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Last update: 2024-06-12