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innobackupex or xtrabackup - What is the future?

MyKey0815MyKey0815 EntrantInactive User Role Beginner
Hello,
sometimes ago i have read a message, that the innobackupex in near future should removed. I have a working script for making backups of my databases. When you planned the removing of this tool? Should I use xtrabackup to be secure in the future?

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  • ShahriyarRShahriyarR Contributor Inactive User Role Beginner
    If you check latest versions of Percona XtraBackup, you will see that innobackupex is a symlink to xtrabackup.

    ```[email protected]:/usr/local/xtrabackup/bin# ls -l
    total 143344
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Aug 30 12:14 innobackupex -> xtrabackup
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4435392 Aug 30 11:58 xbcloud
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3020 Aug 30 11:47 xbcloud_osenv
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4317475 Aug 30 11:58 xbcrypt
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4359503 Aug 30 11:58 xbstream
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 133659394 Aug 30 12:11 xtrabackup
    ```

    Beside this, new "options" if added will be available in xtrabackup not in innobackupex. For sure, you should update your script to use xtrabackup directly.
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