Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The new MySQL Enterprise Backup 3.6.1 release

This maintenance release allow MySQL Enterprise Backup to leverage the new authentication feature of the commercial MySQL 5.5.16 server release. MySQL Enterprise Backup 3.6.1 allows the backup user to be authenticated by an external authentication method supported by the MySQL Server.

We have also fixed the following issues:
  • If the user has given a wrong combination of options or misspelled an option, MySQL Enterprise Backup now prints a message to allow the users to diagnose the issue.
  • Behavior of the incremental backup feature when used with the --only-innodb option has been corrected. If there are DDL changes between the previous backup and a new incremental backup, it is now ensured that all such DDL changes are correctly reflected when the incremental backup is restored.
  • This release also addresses the cleanup of empty temporary files that were left behind after backup.
  • The message “mysqlbackup completed OK!” is printed for each successful “copy-back” and “apply-log” operation.
For further details, please refer the the change log in the MySQL Enterprise Backup documentation.

MySQL Enterprise Backup 3.6.1 is now available for download on the My Oracle Support (MOS) website.

This text was written by Sanjay Manwani, MySQL Enterprise Backup Team.

If you are at Oracle Open World, we give two talks about backup for MySQL today: Data Protection and Recovery for MySQL and MySQL Enterprise Backup. You are very welcome to attend!

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