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FromDual Ops Center 1.2.1 for MariaDB, MySQL and compatible databases has been released

FromDual has the pleasure to announce the release of the new version 1.2.1 of its popular FromDual Ops Center focmm, a Graphical User Interface (GUI) for MariaDB, MySQL and compatible databases.

The FromDual Ops Center for MariaDB and MySQL (focmm) helps DBA's and System Administrators to better manage their MariaDB and MySQL databases and Galera Cluster farms. Ops Center makes DBA and Admins life easier!

The main task of Ops Center is to support you in your daily MariaDB and MySQL operation tasks. More information about FromDual Ops Center you can find under General Information.


The new FromDual Ops Center for MariaDB and MySQL (focmm) can be downloaded from our download site. How to install and use focmm is documented in the Ops Center User Guide.

In the inconceivable case that you find a bug in the FromDual Ops Center for MariaDB and MySQL please report it to the FromDual bug tracker or just send us an email.

Any feedback, statements and testimonials are welcome as well! Please send them to

Installation of Ops Center 1.2.1

Information on how to install FromDual Ops Center you can find in the Ops Center User Guide.

Upgrade from 0.9.x to 1.2.1

Upgrade from 0.9.x to 1.2.1 should happen automatically. Please do a backup of your Ops Center database instance before you upgrade! Please also check Upgrading.

Important: In some cases the folder focmm/tmp/start_jobs.lock is missing. In this case jobs are not started. Please check the log file under focmm/log/start_jobs.log and create the folder accordingly. Further a file named pid should be located in this folder. Create also this file if it is not there.

Changes in Ops Center 1.2.1


  • ssh "Suspect machine" message fix advice command is now done with the right user and file.
  • Check error fixed and output made nicer.
  • Instance link added in machine overview and code clean-up.
  • Gather machine information added after add instance and before create instance to make sure O/S and distribution information is always there when instance is added or created.
  • Code clean-up in machine refresh.
  • Resource Group tag fixed, and code clean-up in machine show settings.


  • Repository connection was closed too early in starting and stopping instance. So start/stop failed. Bug fixed.
  • Case is caught properly now where node is started but galera plugin was not activated.
  • Bug in deploy configuration fixed. When " was added the configuration file was cut.
  • Bug in stopping instance fixed. Instance could not be stopped any more.


  • Configuration wsrep_on = on is for MariaDB Galera Cluster and made now default. It was missing in some cases.

Load Balancer

  • GLB error handling and error messages improved.
  • Load balancer naming is enforced to unique now and load balancer configuration deployment message added.

Virtual IP (VIP)/Floating IP

  • No changes.


  • Job: Variable was not initialized correctly (bin/*), fixed.


  • No changes.

Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS)

  • More debug information added to catch error in pricing calculations.

Building and Packaging

  • Debian compat level increased from 9 to 13.

Themes / UI

  • Library jquery updated from 3.6.1 to 3.6.3.
  • Field titles made unique Resource Group.


  • Some tests improved and frags made more robust.
  • Bugs in catch section fixed.
  • _SERVER[PHP_SELF] in some cases lead to wrong destination, fixed.


  • No changes.