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Alexey Kopytov (akopytov) wrote : Re: [Bug 1268300] [NEW] Remove xtrabackup_binary file in 2.2

On Mon, Jan 13 2014 01:48:06 +0400, Stewart Smith wrote:

> Alexey Kopytov <email address hidden> writes:
>> The xtrabackup_binary file is redundant in 2.2 now that the single
>> binary changes have been implemented. This was supposed to be a part of
>> the original single binary implementation, but has slipped through the
>> cracks.
> We should probably have a backup taken with 2.2 fail to prepare with
> 2.1? I wonder if we could (ab)use the xtrabackup_binary file for this
> purpose?

I’m not sure 2.1 should necessarily fail to prepare a backup taken with
2.2. Even if so, using xtrabackup_binary to implement that would be
unreliable. One can always override it with --ibbackup=...

Best regards,