XtraBackup is the industry standard
October 24, 2020

XtraBackup is the industry standard

Harjit Lakhan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Percona XtraBackup

All online MySQL backups are done using XtraBackup. It's 100% reliable, and we have done restores with no problems. The alternative is to do a cold backup, but shutdown of a prod DB is not practical. Also, doing MySQL dump is not practical for large databases.
  • Reliable backups without locking the DB
  • Easy to restore from
  • No downtime whilst backing up
  • Better online documentation on how to use
  • It is free and the best backup tool that I know of. Using this for free means we save on having to purchase other backup software.
  • As a DBA it is the standard backup tool that is used everywhere I have been.
I've used MySQLdump which is okay for smaller databases, but XtraBackup is ideal for small or large databases. It can restore the whole database or a single table.

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Online backups for databases using innodb is ideal. If you have too many myisam tables it still needs to lock the tables before backing up so may be not ideal.

Percona XtraBackup Feature Ratings

Not Rated

Percona XtraBackup Support

If you pay for support it is great, otherwise you have to google.

Using Percona XtraBackup

Takes a bit of getting used to when you first set it up.