Latest Xtrabackup 2.4.7 doesn't recognise latest MySQL 5.7.18 InnoDB version

I used MySQL Percona 5.5 server and Innobackupex for backups. Last week I’ve upgraded server to the latest 5.7.18 and hit an issue that I cannot do backups anymore because the latest Xtrabackup software doesn’t recognize my current InnoDB storage:

170522 16:20:44 innobackupex-1.5.1: Connected to MySQL server
innobackupex-1.5.1: Error: Unsupported server version: ‘5.7.18-log’ (InnoDB version: ‘5.7.18’). Please report a bug at

root@@xnomdbtv001n2:~#xtrabackup -v
xtrabackup version 2.4.7 based on MySQL server 5.7.13 Linux (x86_64) (revision id: 6f7a799)

root@@xnomdbtv001n2:~#mysql -V
mysql Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.7.18, for Linux (x86_64) using EditLine wrapper

root@@xnomdbtv001n2:~#yum list installed | egrep -i “percona|xtrabackup|mysql”
Percona-SQL-client-50.x86_64 5.0.92-b23.89.rhel5 installed
Percona-SQL-shared-50.x86_64 5.0.92-b23.89.rhel5 installed
mysql-community-client.x86_64 5.7.18-1.el5 installed
mysql-community-common.x86_64 5.7.18-1.el5 installed
mysql-community-libs.x86_64 5.7.18-1.el5 installed
mysql-community-server.x86_64 5.7.18-1.el5 installed
mysql57-community-release.noarch el5-7 installed
percona-release.noarch 0.1-4 installed
percona-xtrabackup-24.x86_64 2.4.7-1.el5 installed
perl-DBD-MySQL.x86_64 3.0007-2.el5 installed

Is there any way to obtain xtrabackup software based on 5.7.18 server instead of 5.7.13 ?

Thank you.

It should work, see here:

[root@bugtestxb ~]# xtrabackup --user=root --password='supers3cretpa$$w0rd' --backup --target-dir backup/
170530 05:41:29 version_check Connecting to MySQL server with DSN 'dbi:mysql:;mysql_read_default_group=xtrabackup' as 'root' (using password: YES).
Failed to connect to MySQL server as DBD::mysql module is not installed at - line 1327.
170530 05:41:29 Connecting to MySQL server host: localhost, user: root, password: set, port: not set, socket: not set
[B]Using server version 5.7.18[/B]
xtrabackup version 2.4.7 based on MySQL server 5.7.13 Linux (x86_64) (revision id: 6f7a799)
xtrabackup: uses posix_fadvise().
xtrabackup: cd to /var/lib/mysql
xtrabackup: open files limit requested 0, set to 1024
xtrabackup: using the following InnoDB configuration:
xtrabackup: innodb_data_home_dir = .
xtrabackup: innodb_data_file_path = ibdata1:12M:autoextend
xtrabackup: innodb_log_group_home_dir = ./
xtrabackup: innodb_log_files_in_group = 2
xtrabackup: innodb_log_file_size = 50331648
[root@bugtestxb ~]# rpm -qa|grep -i 'mysql\|percona'

I think it is support for RHEL5 that has EOL’d in your case.

Had a similar same problem on the default Docker MySQL 5.7 image ( mysql :5.7).

Fixed by installing percona-xtrabackup-24 as it defaults to installing (installing percona-xtrabackup only installs 2.3.8)

Just in case someone else hitting this problem finds this.