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Percona XtraBackup features

The following is a short list of the Percona XtraBackup features:

  • Creates hot InnoDB backups without pausing your database

  • Makes incremental backups of MySQL

  • Streams compressed MySQL backups to another server

  • Moves tables between MySQL servers on-line

  • Creates new MySQL replication replicas easily

  • Backs up MySQL without adding load to the server

  • Performs throttling based on the number of IO operations per second

  • Exports individual tables from a full InnoDB backup

Percona XtraBackup automatically uses backup locks, a lightweight alternative to FLUSH TABLES WITH READ LOCK available in Percona Server, to copy non-InnoDB data. This operation avoids blocking DML queries that modify InnoDB tables.

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Last update: 2024-06-12