What is the download link for the dumpling tool?

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Original topic: dumpling工具下载地址是什么?

| username: DBRE

What is the download address for the dumpling tool? Why can’t I find the TiDB-community-toolkit software package here?

Also, what is the difference between the tidb-toolkit-v5.2.2-linux-amd64.tar.gz and tidb-community-toolkit-v5.2.2-linux-amd64.tar.gz software packages?

| username: xfworld | Original post link

Indeed, I didn’t see it, haha.

If it doesn’t work, just use tiup to install it.

  • Execute the tiup install dumpling command with TiUP. After obtaining it, use the tiup dumpling ... command to run Dumpling.

You probably need to use the offline package to get this tool, refer to here:

And here:

| username: Jellybean | Original post link

You can obtain Dumpling through any of the following methods:

  • Use TiUP by executing the tiup install dumpling command. After obtaining it, run Dumpling using the tiup dumpling ... command.
  • Download the tidb-toolkit installation package that includes Dumpling.

Version 8.1.0 includes

The version 5.2.2 mentioned by the original poster indeed does not have it; the official team needs to provide the package. It is recommended that the original poster use the TiUP method for now.

| username: TiDBer_QYr0vohO | Original post link

In the offline installation package, or install with tiup.

| username: DBRE | Original post link

I found the download method. I really don’t know how this community-toolkit and toolkit are planned :joy:

| username: DBRE | Original post link

I found the TiDB-community-toolkit software package for download according to this address, but it doesn’t include dumpling.

| username: xfworld | Original post link

The documentation is quite messy. It might be worth considering integrating it later.
At least I found it, not easy~

| username: TiDBer_小阿飞 | Original post link

Because the official website does not have version 5.2.2 of dumpling

So the question is, should I download a version higher than the cluster version or lower than the cluster version? Or is it compatible?

| username: Billmay表妹 | Original post link

Use a higher version that is backward compatible.

| username: jiayou64 | Original post link

It’s in the server package. You can copy it to tidb-community-toolkit-v5.2.2-linux-amd64 and use it after decompression. Configure the environment variables properly and use tiup install component in the same way. My cousin said that higher versions are backward compatible, so downloading the higher version should work the same. :blush:

| username: jiayou64 | Original post link

Personally tested it, there should be no problem.

| username: DBRE | Original post link

Sure, sure :facepunch:

| username: Jellybean | Original post link

It is generally not recommended to download and install packages separately now. It is better to use the package management tool tiup, which is simple and convenient. It is highly recommended.