Bug #59849 innodb hot backup - missing compatibility info on the doc
Submitted: 31 Jan 2011 15:16 Modified: 9 May 2012 19:01
Reporter: Santo Leto Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Documentation Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version: OS:Any
Assigned to: John Russell CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: Backup, compatibility, innodb hot backup

[31 Jan 2011 15:16] Santo Leto
To help customers who still use InnoDB Hot Backup and can't upgrade to MEB (for example, due to legal issues) it could be good to upgrade the documentation of the Hot Backup to include the following compatibility note:

"InnoDB Hot Backup 3.0 is compatible also with MySQL 5.5.x provided that all InnoDB tablespaces are in the old "Antelope" format. If, however,
any of the InnoDB tablespaces are in the newer "Barracuda" format InnoDB Hot Backup 3.0 cannot be used."

Page http://www.innodb.com/doc/hot_backup/manual.html#bugs.compatibility includes something like:

"InnoDB Hot Backup 3.0 is compatible with every MySQL/InnoDB version from 3.23 to 5.1."

but it does not include any info on version 5.5.

How to repeat:
[9 May 2012 19:01] John Russell
I've added a note about InnoDB Hot Backup + 5.5 to the page at:


It is not practical to update the old Hot Backup documentation on the innodb.com site.