Perform Hot Backups of MySQL Databases with Percona XtraBackup on Ubuntu 16.04

Percona XtraBackup is an open source backup utility for MySQL. It supports all MySQL flavours like Percona Server, MariaDB, and (Oracle) MySQL. Percona Xtrabackup performs a Hot Backup for MySQL. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a hot MySQL database backup with the OpenSource tool Percona XtraBackup on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus).

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