With the release of Percona XtraBackup 8.0.34-39, Percona XtraBackup (PXB) allows a backup on server version 8.0.35 and higher. We have removed the server version check because the MySQL 8.0 series has transitioned to bug fixes.
A feature change in the MySQL 8.0 series, such as the redo log record structure, could cause PXB to fail when taking a backup. To ensure a valid backup, use a PXB version equal to or higher than your source server version. Complete the process and prepare and restore your backups regularly. Do not assume that, because you have no error messages, that the backup ran successfully.
Before the backup starts, PXB checks the source server version to the PXB version to prevent a failed or corrupted backup due to source server changes. Percona XtraBackup 8.0.22 added the …[Read more]