Tuesday, November 4, 2008

MySQL Feature Preview: mysqlbackup program

The mysqlbackup client program is now available for download as a feature preview. This program gives information about the produced backup image files and is a complement to the new MySQL 6.0 Backup feature. The program is not yet part of the main MySQL server releases.

So far, we have implemented the first milestone of WL#4534, e.g.:
  • Display metadata contained in backup image (i.e the SQL statements)
  • List objects contained in the backup image
  • Display statistics about the backup image (e.g. compression algorithm)
  • Search and display objects of backup image
  • Search and display metadata of backup image objects
  • In case of problems with reading the image provide as much information
    as possible, e.g. the position of the failure
The current preview handles charsets, databases, tables, and views only. Other object types will follow soon.

Links for Linux and Windows binary download are on the Backup Forge Page.

Please try it out and let us know what features you are missing or you would like to see. Thanks Ingo for great work on coding this.

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