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FromDual Backup and Recovery Manager for MySQL 1.2.5 has been released

FromDual has the pleasure to announce the release of the new version 1.2.5 of the popular Backup and Recovery Manager for MySQL and MariaDB (fromdual_brman).

You can download the FromDual Backup and Recovery Manager from here.

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Upgrade from 1.2.x to 1.2.5

# cd ${HOME}/product
# tar xf /download/fromdual_brman-1.2.5.tar.gz
# rm -f fromdual_brman
# ln -s fromdual_brman-1.2.5 fromdual_brman

Changes in FromDual Backup Manager 1.2.5

This release contains mainly fixes related to the backup catalog and the backup type cleanup.

You can verify your current FromDual Backup Manager version with the following command:

shell> fromdual_bman --version

FromDual Backup Manager

  • Docker container is ready.
  • Testing infrastructure improved.
  • Better option checking to be usage compliant.
  • Option handling and checking refactored.
  • PHP variable variables_order is included into program. No more php.ini change required any more.
  • Connection error made more verbose.
  • Downstream library from rev873.
  • Incompatibility change: Default --backupdir location changed from ./bck to $HOME/bck.

FromDual Backup Manager Catalog

  • Catalog creation and upgrade messages put into right order.
  • Backup catalog should be upgraded directly to newest release when created.
  • Only do catalog version check if --upgrade is not specified.
  • Incompatibility change: Catalog operation options (--create and --upgrade) made more consistent (--type=catalog). This could lead to different behaviour than earlier!
  • Backup cleanup in catalog made nicer.
  • Catalog version changed from 010 to 020.

FromDual Backup Manager Cleanup

  • Archive cleanup output empty line removed.
  • Backup cleanup in catalog made nicer.
  • Cleanup should delete only instance backups but not all backups if specified (bug #166).

FromDual Backup Manager Logical Full and Schema backup

  • Omit warning for non-transactional tables if option --blocking-backup is set.
  • Function getDumpOverview now also includes empty schemata.
  • Transactional storage engine selection made ready for MariaDB 10.1/10.2 and MySQL 8.0.