innobackupex automatic version detection does not work for latest PS/MySQL 5.1 releases

Bug #1181092 reported by Alexey Kopytov on 2013-05-17
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Percona XtraBackup
Alexey Kopytov
Alexey Kopytov
Alexey Kopytov

Bug Description

innobackupex relies on innodb_version for 5.1 to get the correct binary name. However as of 5.1.68 innodb_version was changed to be a synonym for server version variable. So innobackupex fails as follows when run against MySQL or Percona Server 5.1.68+:

innobackupex: Error: Unsupported server version: '5.1.68-debug-log' (InnoDB version: '5.1.68-14.0'). Please report a bug at

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Alexey Kopytov (akopytov) wrote :

The workaround is to set the version explicitly with --ibbackup=xtrabackup

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