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FromDual Backup and Recovery Manager for MySQL 1.2.1 has been released

FromDual has the pleasure to announce the release of the new version 1.2.1 of the popular Backup and Recovery Manager for MySQL and MariaDB (fromdual_bman).

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

In the inconceivable case that you find a bug in the Backup and Recovery Manager please report it to our Bugtracker.

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Upgrade from 1.2.0 to 1.2.1

# cd ${HOME}/product
# tar xf /download/fromdual_brman-1.2.1.tar.gz
# rm -f fromdual_brman
# ln -s fromdual_brman-1.2.1 fromdual_brman

Changes in FromDual Backup Manager 1.2.1

FromDual Backup Manager

It contains mainly one very critical bug fix, one bug fix for using FromDual Backup Manger in combination with MariaDB and xtrabackup and several minor bug fixes and small improvements.

We STRONGLY RECOMMEND to upgrade immediately to v1.2.1 if you are using FromDual Backup Manager v1.2.0-RC1 and newer. In these versions errors of mysqldump in combination with the --direct-compress option are not handled correctly and a return code of 0 is returned which can be wrong. This leads to incomplete backups and loss of data during the restore.

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

fromdual_bman --version

  • Merges of with the one of MyEnv.
  • Bug with MariaDB using xtrabackup fixed (PM).
  • Lock file handling improved.
  • Very important: max_allowed_packet bug fixed which was introduced in v1.2.0-RC1.
  • Schema names with special characters are now handled properly.
  • Log directory is automatically created if it does not exist.
  • Error comment for --blocking-backup improved.