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FromDual Backup and Recovery Manager for MySQL 1.2.3 has been released

FromDual has the pleasure to announce the release of the new version 1.2.3 of the popular Backup and Recovery Manager for MySQL and MariaDB (fromdual_brman).

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 or just send us an email.

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Upgrade from 1.2.x to 1.2.3

# cd ${HOME}/product
# tar xf /download/fromdual_brman-1.2.3.tar.gz
# rm -f fromdual_brman
# ln -s fromdual_brman-1.2.3 fromdual_brman

Changes in FromDual Backup Manager 1.2.3

This release contains mainly fixes related to MySQL 5.7 and various minor fixes.

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

shell> fromdual_bman --version

FromDual Backup Manager

  • New tests added to test-suite.
  • MyEnv library merged into project.
  • Output of overview made nicer for ARCHIVE tables.
  • Specified but missing configuration file is caught correctly now (bug #163).
  • Return and error codes fixed and cleaned up.
  • 1M table creation script added to utl/create_1M_tables.php.
  • ORDER BY added to all GROUP BY statements to be also correct in future MySQL releases.
  • Added short options -h and -V for version and help to fromdual_bman.php.
  • Removed redundant error number in
  • Function parseConnectString moved from to

FromDual Backup Manager and MySQL 5.7

  • Bugs related to MySQL 5.7 version detection fixed.

FromDual Backup Manager Privilege Backup

  • Privilege backup was fixed for new MySQL 5.7 SHOW GRANTS behaviour.
  • Semicolon (;) was added to privilege backup output.

FromDual Backup Manager and Xtrabackup

  • New behaviour of MySQL 5.7 for physical backup fixed.
  • Backup manager works with new xtrabackup v2.3.x again. Typo bug fixed.

FromDual Backup Manager and LVM Snapshot Backup

  • Started to implement LVM snapshot backup functionality.

FromDual Backup and Recovery Manager Catalog

  • Catalog version mismatch error made more clear.

FromDual Backup Manager Binary Log Backup

  • Error catch implemented for binary logs removed manually.

FromDual Recovery Manager

  • Changed wrong rc in progress_bar.php