The question whether Percona XtraBackup is available for Windows comes up every so often. While we are not planning to provide regular releases for Windows, I decided to share a way to run Percona XtraBackup in a Docker container (especially since Docker support for Windows has become more and more stable).
For this exercise, I created a playground Docker
First, we need to prepare a few things to make it work:
- Install Docker on Windows (the current version I am running is 17.03)
- Enable the sharing of disk C in Docker settings
- Find out the IP address MySQL is running on …