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How to upgrade XtraBackup from 2.4 to 8.0 ?

makafremakafre EntrantCurrent User Role Novice
Hello all,

I am using CentOS 6.7 / XtraDB 5.7 / XtraBackup 2.4 and was wondering how to go an upgrade to XtraBackup 8.0 ;

It was initially installed using yum as in here:

But, if I go ahead and perform the following yum update it only wants to upgrade to 2.4.18-1.el6 :

If I try to install 8.0 directly, I get a conflict:

Now I believe the only way would be to remove 2.4 but if I try to do so, it wants to remove the XtraDB-Cluster package as well:

yum remove percona-xtrabackup-24.x86_64
Removing for dependencies:

I read that removing a package without the dependencies is not advisable, so I am wondering what are my options?

Should I just create a new dedicated VM and install 8.0 on it and perform the backups from there? Is this advisable?

Thank you !


  • George LorchGeorge Lorch Percona Percona Moderator Role Patron
    XtraBackup 8.0 is only compatible with Percona Server or MySQL 8.0. If you are using 5.7, you should be using the XtraBackup 2.4 series. They have the same equivalent features.

    George O. Lorch III
    Director of Server Development, Percona Server
  • makafremakafre Entrant Current User Role Novice
    Excellent ! thank you very much George.
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