Improvements to Percona XtraBackup, Updates to Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL: Release Roundup September 14, 2020
It’s release roundup time here at Percona!
Our Release Roundups showcase the latest software updates, tools, and features to help you manage and deploy our software, with highlights and critical information, as well as links to the full release notes and direct links to the software or service itself.
Today’s post includes those releases and updates that have come out since August 31, including bug fixes in Percona Server for MongoDB 4.0.20-13, new features for Percona Kubernetes Operator for Percona Server for MongoDB, and a fix for backup folder permissions on filesystem storage for Point-in-Time recovery Percona Backup for MongoDB 1.3.1.
Percona XtraBackup 8.0.14
On August 31, 2020, Percona XtraBackup 8.0.14 was released. It enables MySQL backups without blocking user queries, making it ideal for companies with large data sets and mission-critical applications that cannot tolerate long periods of downtime. Version 8.0.14 supports backup and restore processing for all versions of MySQL and has been tested with the latest MySQL 8.0.21. There were several bugs fixed in this release, along with improvements including documents for how to use Percona Xtrabackup with Docker and a debug option to print redo log records scanned and applied
Percona Server for MongoDB 4.0.20-13
Percona Server for MongoDB 4.0.20-13 was released on September 1, 2020. It is an enhanced, open source, and highly-scalable database that is a fully-compatible, drop-in replacement for MongoDB 4.0.20 Community Edition, supporting MongoDB 4.0.20 protocols and drivers. Bugs fixed in this release include LDAP authentication randomly failing with the “Bad parameter to an LDAP routine” message in the log, and a user’s permissions remaining intact after a user is removed from LDAP.
Percona Backup for MongoDB 1.3.1
On September 3, 2020, Percona Backup for MongoDB 1.3.1 was released. This is a tool for creating consistent backups across a MongoDB sharded cluster (or a single replica set), and for restoring those backups to a specific point in time. In this release, there is a fix for backup folder permissions on filesystem storage for Point-in-Time recovery.
Percona Server for MongoDB 4.2.9-9
Also on September 3, 2020, we released Percona Server for MongoDB 4.2.9-9. It is a fully-compatible, drop-in replacement for MongoDB 4.2.9 Community Edition. It supports MongoDB 4.2.9-9 protocols and drivers. In this version, two bugs were fixed: createBackup returns ok:1 for archived backup when there is no disk space available, and LDAP authentication randomly fails with the “Bad parameter to an ldap routine” message in the log.
Percona Distribution for MongoDB 4.2.9
September 3, 2020, saw the release of Percona Distribution for MongoDB 4.2.9, a collection of solutions to run and operate your MongoDB efficiently with the data being consistently backed up. It includes Percona Server for MongoDB and Percona Backup for MongoDB and is based on Percona Server for MongoDB 4.2.9-9 and Percona Backup for MongoDB 1.3.1.
Percona Kubernetes Operator for Percona Server for MongoDB
Percona Kubernetes Operator for Percona Server for MongoDB was released on September 7, 2020. There are several new features in this release, including automatic management of system users for MongoDB on password rotation via Secret, support for multiple PSMDB minor versions by the Operator, and fully automated minor version updates (Smart Update). In addition, there are improvements and bug fixes, all of which are listed in the release notes.
Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL 11.9
On September 8, 2020, we released Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL 11.9. It is a collection of tools to assist you in managing PostgreSQL. This release is based on PostgreSQL 11.9.
Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL 12.4
And on September 14, 2020, Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL 12.4 was released. It installs PostgreSQL and complements it by a selection of extensions that enable solving essential practical tasks efficiently. It is also shipped with the libpq library. It contains “a set of library functions that allow client programs to pass queries to the PostgreSQL backend server and to receive the results of these queries.” This release is based on PostgreSQL 12.4.
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