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FromDual Backup and Recovery Manager (brman) User Guide

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The FromDual Backup and Recovery Manager for MariaDB and MySQL (brman) is an application to ease the use of the various MariaDB/MySQL backup tools. The Problem with MariaDB/MySQL backup tools is, that they have many options and thus are over-complicated and errors are easy made.

bman has the intention to make backups for MariaDB/MySQL easier and technically correct. This means it should per default not allow non-consistent backups or complain if some functions or parameters are used in the wrong way to guarantee proper backups.

In addition it has added some nice features which are missing in standard MariaDB/MySQL backup tools or which are only known from Enterprise backup solutions.

Where to download brman

The FromDual Backup and Recovery Manager for MariaDB and MySQL (brman) can be downloaded from our website.

What brman users say about

Mathias Brem DBA@DBAOnline on LinkedIn:

Ow! Nice!
FromDual Backup Manager is a very nice tool! Congratulations for FromDual! I made a shell script for catalog and maintained backups by xtrabackup, but bman is the best!

Xtrabackup + bman!!!!

What is supported by brman?

FromDual Backup and Recovery Manager supports:

  • Supported Operating Systems: Linux. Other UNIX like Operating Systems like BSD or MacOSX may work or not. Windows most probably does NOT work.
  • Supported Linux Distributions: CentOS/RedHat/CloudLinux 7, CentOS/Rocky Linux/AlmaLinux/Redhat/CloudLinux 8, Debian 8 - 11, Ubuntu LTS: 16.04, 18.04, 20.04 and 22.04, SUSE 11, 12 and 15 probably work. Other Linux distributions we do NOT know.
  • MariaDB 10.2 to 10.6, MySQL/Percona Server 5.7 and 8.0 are supported.
  • MariaDB Backup, Percona Xtrabackup and MySQL Enterprise Backup are supported.