System requirements

Following packages should be already there:

  • Percona Xtrabackup (>= 2.3.5)

  • Python 3 (>= 3.6)

Installing MySQL-AutoXtraBackup

Using pip3:

pip3 install mysql-autoxtrabackup

Installing from source for development purposes:

git clone
cd  to MySQL-AutoXtraBackup
flit install --symlink

As Percona XtraBackup requires root privileges in order to backup the MySQL server, it is convenient to install, autoxtrabackup globally. But, if you think no, then install it to virtualenv and then call as root/sudo :)