Can we create a table in MariaDB 10.2 with XtraDB engine?

I have installed MariaDB 10.2 and I am trying to create a table with storage engine XtraDB and I am getting error

*mysql> CREATE TABLE T1(ID smallint(6),NAME varchar(30)) ENGINE=XtraDB;

ERROR 1286 (42000): Unknown storage engine 'XtraDB'

If I lists the engines of MariaDB here, there are no XtraDB engine type available.

Part of show engines output:

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  • Well it was changed as this answer says. It will still be ENGINE=Innodb when you create tables. Did you try these instructions
    – danblack
    Commented Apr 4, 2019 at 6:16
  • Thank you, This means MariaDB is not allowing XtraDB to be used beyond 10.2. Is this my understanding correct? Commented Apr 4, 2019 at 6:33
  • Its still there as a plugin in 10.2. Its removed in 10.3
    – danblack
    Commented Apr 4, 2019 at 6:56
  • @danblack can you guide me how this plugin can be enabled or installed? Commented Apr 4, 2019 at 7:07

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As far as I understand, the answer is no, you can't use XtraDB in MariaDB 10.2. From the Changes & Improvements in MariaDB 10.2 page:

XtraDB in 10.2 is not up to date with the latest features of InnoDB and cannot be used. As the InnoDB on disk format is identical to XtraDB's this will not cause any problems when upgrading to MariaDB 10.2. See Why does MariaDB 10.2 use InnoDB instead of XtraDB?

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