Xtrabackup Error Message: "xb_stream_read_chunk(): wrong chunk magic at offset 0x0"

I tried to use Xtrabackup, compress, and streaming. But when I Unpack the backup stream, I got an error message. “xb_stream_read_chunk(): wrong chunk magic at offset 0x0”. It seem like the stream file has some problem.

My machine is Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Both docker version and installed-in-host version of Xtrabackup 2.4 have the same problem.

$sudo docker run --rm --network dev_rf-quote-net -it -v /home/robin/aurora/rf-quote/docker/dev/db_data:/var/lib/mysql
-v /home/steve/rf-quote-db-backup-comp:/xtrabackup_backupfiles perconalab/percona-xtrabackup
–backup --host= --user=root --password=xxx --compress --stream=xbstream

I got a compressed file backup.xbstream. the file size is about 5MB.
then I $vi backup.xbstream

encryption: using gcrypt 1.6.3
200310 08:41:00 version_check Connecting to MySQL server with DSN ‘dbi:mysql:;mysql_read_default_group=xtrabackup;host=;port=3306;mysql_socket=/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock’ as ‘root’ (using password: YES).
200310 08:41:00 version_check Connected to MySQL server
200310 08:41:00 version_check Executing a version check against the server…
200310 08:41:00 version_check Done.
200310 08:41:00 Connecting to MySQL server host:, user: root, password: set, port: 3306, socket: /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock
Using server version 5.7.27
xtrabackup version 2.4.11 based on MySQL server 5.7.19 Linux (x86_64) (revision id: b4e0db5)
xtrabackup: uses posix_fadvise().
xtrabackup: cd to /var/lib/mysql
xtrabackup: open files limit requested 0, set to 1048576
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
InnoDB: Number of pools: 1
200310 08:41:00 >> log scanned up to (1980823392)
xtrabackup: Generating a list of tablespaces
InnoDB: Allocated tablespace ID 21 for sys/sys_config, old maximum was 0
200310 08:41:01 [01] Compressing and streaming ./ibdata1
200310 08:41:01 [01] …done

// the following is binary.

$xbstream -x < backup.xbstream
The Error Message shows up: “xb_stream_read_chunk(): wrong chunk magic at offset 0x0.”

It seem like the output message is also streamed into the file. Could it be the reason to fail? I don’t know. I don’t know how to fix this issue.
Could anyone help me to fix it?
Thank you in advance.


You can hexdump the backup.xbstream to check if there was other output streamed into the file. But yes, having anything other than the output of xtrabackup --backup --stream=xbstream … in the xbstream file will break the file format.