How to install Percona XtraBackup on CentOS?

This post is about quick steps to install Percona XtraBackup on the CentOS using yum repository. I have made it step by step for easy understanding.

Operating system information:

CentOS - Operating System Information
Operating System Info

Add Percona repository:

yum install
Adding percona repository
Adding Percona Repository

This will install the repository from remote Percona server. If you are installing on older version of CentOS (

rpm -ivH percona-release-0.1-4.noarch.rpm
After installing you can verify it by using the following command:
yum repolist | grep percona
Verifying Percona Repolist
Verifying Percona repository

Installing XtraBackup package:

yum install percona-xtrabackup-24

Installing XtraBackup
Installing XtraBackup
Now, you have successfully installed Percona XtraBackup backup tool. You can start taking backup using XtraBackup. In future post, let us explore more about the XtraBackup configuration and features. Please let me know if you have faced any difficulties or issues while installing XtraBackup in comment section.