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FromDual Backup and Recovery Manager for MariaDB and MySQL 2.2.0 has been released

FromDual has the pleasure to announce the release of the new version 2.2.0 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 describe 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 2.2.0

shell> cd ${HOME}/product
shell> tar xf /download/brman-2.2.0.tar.gz
shell> rm -f brman
shell> ln -s brman-2.2.0 brman

Changes in FromDual Backup and Recovery Manager 2.2.0

This release is a new major release series. It contains some new features. 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


  • Automated testing improved.
  • Packaging optimized. Especially unnecessary dependencies removed.
  • Code redundancy removed, made code more readable and partially code reorganized.

FromDual Backup Manager

  • Requirement checks improved. Warnings do not spoil rc any more.
  • Bug with --pass-through and --per-schema fixed (MGB).
  • Backup size is now correctly reported to fpmmm. And message is written to the log.
  • Timestamp format was wrong in start backup tag.
  • Globals removed from function doPrivilegeBackup.
  • Columns of table mysql.user quoted for MariaDB 10.4 compatibility.
  • Test on fpmmm-cache-file fixed from dir to file.
  • Some bugs in function binlogBackup simulation fixed.
  • Too verbose debugging disabled.
  • Sftp archiving did not fail or complain if directory does not exist.
  • Better input validation for option --archivedestination.
  • Function checkArguments renamed to checkBmanOptions.
  • Wrong error message for servers without binary log removed.
  • Skip gathering of binlog file and pos in case of binary log was not enabled.

FromDual Recovery Manager

  • Missing --stop-instance option added to usage.
  • Omitted option --policy PHP error fixed for logical and physical restore, this allows us to restore from conventional backup infrastructure as well.
  • Tables slave_master_info and slave_relay_log_info in mysql schema are omitted in restore progress output.
  • Error message for missing --backup-name option improved.
  • Error handling and messages improved as preparation for PiTR.
  • Binlog restore type removed and check made accordingly that it is not possible any more.
  • PiTR pre Recover test implemented.
  • Various tests for test automation improved.
  • Binlog position discovery possible also for compressed files.
  • Execution time information added.
  • Option --debug added to rman.
  • Point-in-Time-Recovery for logical and physical backup implemented.
  • Instance starting for physical backup was implemented.
  • Option --simulate was implemented everywhere.
  • Option --disable-log-bin added and error handling improved.
  • Option --config activated in rman.
  • Fast PiTR is implemented.
  • Only full physical restore is supported atm. This was not caught correctly.
  • Schema PiTR also possible.

FromDual brman Catalog

  • No changes.

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