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FromDual Backup and Recovery Manager for MariaDB and MySQL 2.2.5 has been released

FromDual has the pleasure to announce the release of the new version 2.2.5 of its popular Backup and Recovery Manager for MariaDB and MySQL (brman).

The new FromDual Backup and Recovery Manager can be downloaded from here. The FromDual Repositories were updated. How to install and use the Backup and Recovery Manager is described in FromDual Backup and Recovery Manager (brman) installation guide.

In the inconceivable case that you find a bug in the FromDual Backup and Recovery Manager please report it to the FromDual Bugtracker or just send us an email.

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Upgrade from 2.x to 2.2.5

shell> cd ${HOME}/product
shell> tar xf /download/brman-2.2.5.tar.gz
shell> rm -f brman
shell> ln -s brman-2.2.5 brman

Changes in FromDual Backup and Recovery Manager 2.2.5

This release is a new minor release. It contains mainly bug fixes. We have tried to maintain backward-compatibility with the 1.2, 2.0 and 2.1 release series. But you should test the new release seriously!

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

shell> fromdual_bman --version
shell> bman --version
shell> rman --version


  • Newest myEnv library copied from myEnv project.
  • Some code clean-up.

FromDual Backup Manager (bman>

  • Option --source-data which was introduce in MySQL 8.0.26 caused a problem in the mysqldump command. Fixed.
  • Tool XtraBackup 8.0 does not support --no-timestamp option any more. Fixed.
  • Library restructured into smaller files.
  • Requirement checks for myenv and brman separated.
  • Start backup message move much further up in output.
  • Connection handling of bman made more OO style to nicer cope with some special cases (DB down).
  • Directory for fpmmm is created automatically now if it does not exist.
  • Clean-up file size returned to bman and can now be reported correctly to fpmmm.
  • Output of configuration files read improved.
  • Configuration files of brman are now checked if group or other can read the files.
  • Hostname is converted to IP first now before we check if it is a remote location in doBinlogBackup.
  • Check in doSchemabackup for missing RELOAD privilege (rc=4198) was done in a wrong way. Fixed.
  • Error message improved in doBinlogBackup.
  • Various typos fixed.
  • Various bugs in bman fixed found with testing and tests improved.

FromDual Recovery Manager (rman)

  • Rman also checks configuration file for readability for group and others now.
  • Option --target in rman is accepted now as configuration parameter.

FromDual brman Catalog

  • Some bugs bman_catalog fixed found with testing.


  • XtraBackup version check bug fixed in full physical backup test.

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