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MySQL Environment MyEnv 1.2.1 has been released

FromDual.en - Mon, 2015-07-27 16:11
Taxonomy upgrade extras: myenvoperationMySQL Operationsmulti instanceconsolidationtestingupgrade

FromDual has the pleasure to announce the release of the new version 1.2.1 of its popular MySQL, Galera Cluster, MariaDB and Percona Server multi-instance environment MyEnv.

The new MyEnv can be downloaded here.

In the inconceivable case that you find a bug in the MyEnv please report it to our bug tracker.

Any feedback, statements and testimonials are welcome as well! Please send them to feedback@fromdual.com.

Upgrade from 1.1.x to 1.2.1 # cd ${HOME}/product # tar xf /download/myenv-1.2.1.tar.gz # rm -f myenv # ln -s myenv-1.2.1 myenv

If you are using plug-ins for showMyEnvStatus create all the links in the new directory structure:

cd ${HOME}/product/myenv ln -s ../../utl/oem_agent.php plg/showMyEnvStatus/
Changes in MyEnv 1.2.1 MyEnv
  • Bug in myenv.server fixed (chmod user:).
  • Distribution check for CentOS 7.1 fixed (bug report Jörg).
  • Directory /var/run/mysqld is created by myenv.server
  • Missing function output added.
  • Output changes unified, execute with LC_ALL=C made language independent.
MyEnv Installer
  • Template my.cnf extended by hostname and instance name.
  • Skip in init script implemented, (bug report Jörg).
  • MyEnv my.cnf.template merged with website.
  • Template AUTO_INCREMENT values fixed.
  • Galera Cluster variable causal read in my.cnf template updated.
  • Functions separated into own library.
  • All templates moved from etc to tpl.
  • my.cnf template provided with hostname tag.
MyEnv Utilities
  • Skript alter_engine.php now supports socket.
  • Check in alter_engine.php for Primary Key length of 767 bytes was removed because it was wrong.
  • Skript decrypt_mylogin_cnf.php added.
  • Script log_maintenance.php added.
  • Usage and --help added to block_galera_node.sh.

For subscriptions of commercial use of MyEnv please get in contact with us.

FromDual Performance Monitor for MySQL and MariaDB 0.10.4 has been released

FromDual.en - Sat, 2015-05-16 14:29
Taxonomy upgrade extras: mysqlperformancemonitormonitoringfpmmmmaasperformance monitormpm

FromDual has the pleasure to announce the release of the new version 0.10.4 of its popular Database Performance Monitor for MySQL, MariaDB, Galera Cluster and Percona Server fpmmm.

You can download fpmmm from here.

In the inconceivable case that you find a bug in fpmmm please report it to our Bug-tracker.

Any feedback, statements and testimonials are welcome as well! Please send them to feedback@fromdual.com.

This release contains various minor bug fixes and improvements.

New installation of fpmmm v0.10.4

Please follow our mpm installation guide. A specific fpmmm installation guide will follow with the next version.

Prerequisites CentOS 6 # yum install php-cli php-process php-mysqli # cat << _EOF >/etc/php.d/fpmmm.ini variables_order = "EGPCS" date.timezone = 'Europe/Zurich' _EOF rpm -Uvh http://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/2.2/rhel/6/x86_64/zabbix-release-2.2-1.el6.noarch.rpm yum update yum install zabbix-sender
CentOS 7 # yum install php-cli php-process php-mysqli # cat << _EOF >/etc/php.d/fpmmm.ini variables_order = "EGPCS" date.timezone = 'Europe/Zurich' _EOF rpm -Uvh http://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/2.2/rhel/7/x86_64/zabbix-release-2.2-1.el7.noarch.rpm yum update yum install zabbix-sender
Ubuntu 14.04 # apt-get install php5-cli php5-mysqlnd # cat << _EOF >/etc/php5/cli/conf.d/fpmmm.ini variables_order = "EGPCS" date.timezone = 'Europe/Zurich' _EOF apt-get install zabbix-agent
OpenSuSE 13.1 # zypper install php5 php5-posix php5-mysql php5-pcntl php5-curl #cat << _EOF >/etc/php5/conf.d/fpmmm.ini variables_order = "EGPCS" date.timezone = 'Europe/Zurich' _EOF zypper addrepo http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/server:/monitoring/openSUSE_13.1 server_monitoring zypper update zypper install zabbix-agent
Upgrade from fpmmm 0.10.x to fpmmm 0.10.4 # cd /opt # tar xf /download/fpmmm-0.10.4.tar.gz # rm -f fpmmm # ln -s fpmmm-0.10.4 fpmmm
Changes in fpmmm v0.10.4 Security module
  • Privilege problem in security module caught and error message written.
Changes in fpmmm v0.10.3 fpmmm agent
  • preg_replace error fixed (FromDualMySQLagent.inc).
Master module
  • Bug in master module fixed.
InnoDB module
  • Deadlock and foreign key error files move from /tmp to cacheBase.
  • Deadlock and foreign key error catching fixed (bug #162).
Changes in fpmmm v0.10.2 fpmmm agent
  • fpmmm version check added in template.
  • fpmmm templates upgrade to Zabbix version 2.0.9. This means, they do not work with Zabix 1.8 any more!
  • zabbix_sender return code 0 caught correctly now.
  • Minor bug fixes and typos fixed.
  • Bug in caching data fixed.

For subscriptions of commercial use of fpmmm please get in contact with us.

FromDual Performance Monitor for MySQL and MariaDB 0.10.1 has been released

FromDual.en - Sun, 2015-04-19 16:11
Taxonomy upgrade extras: mysqlperformancemonitormonitoringfpmmmmaasperformance monitormpm

FromDual has the pleasure to announce the release of the new version 0.10.1 of its popular Database Performance Monitor for MySQL, MariaDB, Galera Cluster and Percona Server fpmmm.

You can download fpmmm from here.

In the inconceivable case that you find a bug in fpmmm please report it to our Bug-tracker.

Any feedback, statements and testimonials are welcome as well! Please send them to feedback@fromdual.com.

This release contains various minor bug fixes and improvements. Mainly it was a rewrite from Perl into PHP.

New installation of fpmmm v0.10.1

Please follow our mpm installation guide. A specific fpmmm installation guide will follow with the next version.

Prerequisites CentOS 6 # yum install php-cli php-process php-mysqli # cat << _EOF >/etc/php.d/fpmmm.ini variables_order = "EGPCS" date.timezone = 'Europe/Zurich' _EOF rpm -Uvh http://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/2.2/rhel/6/x86_64/zabbix-release-2.2-1.el6.noarch.rpm yum update yum install zabbix-sender
CentOS 7 # yum install php-cli php-process php-mysqli # cat << _EOF >/etc/php.d/fpmmm.ini variables_order = "EGPCS" date.timezone = 'Europe/Zurich' _EOF rpm -Uvh http://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/2.2/rhel/7/x86_64/zabbix-release-2.2-1.el7.noarch.rpm yum update yum install zabbix-sender
Ubuntu 14.04 # apt-get install php5-cli php5-mysqlnd # cat << _EOF >/etc/php5/cli/conf.d/fpmmm.ini variables_order = "EGPCS" date.timezone = 'Europe/Zurich' _EOF apt-get install zabbix-agent
OpenSuSE 13.1 # zypper install php5 php5-posix php5-mysql php5-pcntl php5-curl #cat << _EOF >/etc/php5/conf.d/fpmmm.ini variables_order = "EGPCS" date.timezone = 'Europe/Zurich' _EOF zypper addrepo http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/server:/monitoring/openSUSE_13.1 server_monitoring zypper update zypper install zabbix-agent
Upgrade from mpm 0.x to fpmmm 0.10.1 # cd /opt # tar xf /download/fpmmm-0.10.1.tar.gz # rm -f fpmmm # ln -s fpmmm-0.10.1 fpmmm

You further have to replace all mysql_performance_monitor_agent.pl hooks (in Zabbix agent) by bin/fpmmm.

Changes in fpmmm v0.10.1 fpmmm agent
  • Defaults in fpmmm.conf.template adapted.
  • Item sending prepared for empty strings.
  • Log of cachedData more verbose.
  • zabbix_sender stuff fixed and made more robust.
  • New naming convention fpmmm implemented.
  • Connection problems and error catching fixed.
  • NDB cluster and PBXT stuff removed and locking made more robust.
  • zabbix-sender on SuSE should work now as well. Bug #149.
  • exec/system replaced by my_exec.
  • Debug parameter replaced by LogLevel parameter, including all templates and warning for deprecation.
  • export LC_ALL=C added to all O/S calls to make it language independent.
  • Usage added (--help).
  • All Perl code replaced by PHP code.
  • Bug fix on cache clean-up on corruption.
  • Mac OSX (darwin) support added, partially.
  • Changed defaults away from /tmp This is no good location for persistent things because of RedHat tmpcleaner job.
  • Debugging info added for missing lock file.
fpmmm agent and MaaS
  • none.
Various modules
  • Regexp pattern fixed for mr_versions.
MySQL module
  • Trailing / from datadir is removed.
InnoDB module
  • Innodb buffer pool hit ratio rounded to 2 digits.
  • Innodb_os_log_written item added.
  • InnoDB hash searches item fixed.
Galera module
  • Galera status now gathered with causal reads off.
Memcached module
  • Memcached stuff activated.
DRBD module
  • Bug report on new DRBD fixed.
fpmmm templates for Zabbix
  • Security template data typo fixed.
  • Templates moved from xml folder to tpl folder and other file structure and renaming.
  • InnoDB Flush Log at Transaction Commit Serverity lowered from Warning to Information.

For subscriptions of commercial use of fpmmm please get in contact with us.

MySQL Environment MyEnv 1.2.0 has been released

FromDual.en - Sat, 2015-04-18 15:30
Taxonomy upgrade extras: myenvoperationMySQL Operationsmulti instanceconsolidationtestingupgrade

FromDual has the pleasure to announce the release of the new version 1.2.0 of its popular MySQL, Galera Cluster, MariaDB and Percona Server multi-instance environment MyEnv.

The new MyEnv can be downloaded here.

In the inconceivable case that you find a bug in the MyEnv please report it to our bug tracker.

Any feedback, statements and testimonials are welcome as well! Please send them to feedback@fromdual.com.

Upgrade from 1.1.x to 1.2.0 # cd ${HOME}/product # tar xf /download/myenv-1.2.0.tar.gz # rm -f myenv # ln -s myenv-1.2.0 myenv

If you are using plug-ins for showMyEnvStatus create all the links in the new directory structure:

cd ${HOME}/product/myenv ln -s ../../utl/oem_agent.php plg/showMyEnvStatus/
Changes in MyEnv 1.2.0 MyEnv
  • Some minor fixes on init script.
  • Introduction of states production, quality, testing and development.
  • Colored prompt added for stage production databases.
  • All /tmp/*sock moved to /var/run/mysqld.
  • up output prepared for bind-address awareness.
  • lsb_release dummy implemented.
MyEnv Installer
  • Advice for 2 sudo commands in row was wrong.
  • Port conflict resolution more verbose.
  • Init script replacement check added. Replace init script is distribution aware and auto executable.
  • Installer made mode modular and prepared for automatization.
  • Installer allows now to run as other user than mysql.
  • Bugs in preparing myenv.conf fixed and instance name removed.
  • Install routine made more distribution aware.
MyEnv Utilities
  • Split partition (split_partition.php) improved.
  • Fix of DROP PARTITION (drop_partition.php) was executed in wrong order (new before old).
  • Alter Engine script rewritten into PHP (alter_engine.php).
  • Alter Engine script handles ROW_FORMAT=FIXED problem correctly now.
  • Alter Engine script handles too large Primary Key better.
  • Alter Engine script recognizes tables with AUTO_INCREMENT column not at 1st position.
  • Purge Binary Log rewritten into PHP (purge_binary_log.php).
  • compare_status_files.pl added to compare output of 2 SHOW GLOBAL STATUS.

For subscriptions of commercial use of MyEnv please get in contact with us.

Nagios and Icinga plug-ins for MySQL/MariaDB released

FromDual.en - Wed, 2015-03-04 13:03
Taxonomy upgrade extras: nagiosicingaplug-inmysqlmariadbpercona serverGalera Clusterrelease

FromDual is pleased to announce the release of a new version 1.0.0 of the Nagios and Icinga plug-ins for MySQL, MariaDB, Percona Server and Galera Cluster.


Any information about the changes and the new functions of the Nagios and Icinga plug-ins you can find here.

If you have any problems with the new version you can reach us by e-mail at: contact@fromdual.com or by phone on +41 44 940 24 82.



Your FromDual Team

MySQL Environment MyEnv 1.1.4 has been released

FromDual.en - Wed, 2015-02-11 08:18
Taxonomy upgrade extras: myenvoperationMySQL Operationsmulti instanceconsolidationtestingupgrade

FromDual has the pleasure to announce the release of the new version 1.1.4 of its popular MySQL, Galera Cluster, MariaDB and Percona Server multi-instance environment MyEnv.

The new MyEnv can be downloaded here.

In the inconceivable case that you find a bug in the MyEnv please report it to our bug tracker.

Any feedback, statements and testimonials are welcome as well! Please send them to feedback@fromdual.com.

Upgrade from 1.1.x to 1.1.4 # cd ${HOME}/product # tar xf /download/myenv-1.1.4.tar.gz # rm -f myenv # ln -s myenv-1.1.4 myenv

If you are using plug-ins for showMyEnvStatus create all the links in the new directory structure:

cd ${HOME}/product/myenv ln -s ../../utl/oem_agent.php plg/showMyEnvStatus/
Changes in MyEnv 1.1.4

Because an ugly but non-dangerous bugs we skipped the announcement of version 1.1.3.

All changes since MyEnv 1.1.2 are listed here. We recommend to skip version 1.1.3

MyEnv
  • Error messages are sent to stderr instead of stdout, start error messages are tested after up test.
  • Error message if wrong user wants to stop database.
  • MyEnv init script slightly improved.
  • False positive error message in start fixed.
  • Variable parsing in my.cnf made more robust.
  • Error messages and warnings made more verbose/clear.
  • Bug during stopping database with dummy instance fixed (MGB).
  • Cgroups functionality added.
  • PHP debug message is now just displayed in debug mode.
MyEnv Installer
  • installMyEnv cleans up my.cnf in basedir if it did not exists before to avoid nasty warning message.
  • Move [client] and [mysqldump] section to top to not forget them later.
  • Bug with empty myenv.conf fixed (KN).
  • Install advice for SuSE was wrong for runlevels for MyEnv.
  • my.cnf template updated.
  • /tmp as location for socket removed because of RedHat tmpcleaner.
  • datadir redundancy removed.
  • lost+found folder was added to hideschema.
  • installMyEnv.sh replaced by installMyEnv.
MyEnv Utilities
  • Partitioning tools error output is now written to stderr correctly.
  • log_maintenance.sh script contribution added (TS).
  • HAproxy check added.
  • purge_binary_log.py added.
  • insert_test.sh improved.
  • lb.monitor skript added.

For subscriptions of commercial use of MyEnv please get in contact with us.

FromDual Backup Manager for MySQL 1.2.1 has been released

FromDual.en - Thu, 2015-01-22 21:12
Taxonomy upgrade extras: BackupRestoreRecoveryfromdual_brmanmysql_bman

FromDual has the pleasure to announce the release of the new version 1.2.1 of the popular Backup Manager for MySQL and MariaDB (fromdual_bman).

You can download the FromDual Backup Manager from here.

In the inconceivable case that you find a bug in the Backup Manager please report it to our Bugtracker.

Any feedback, statements and testimonials are welcome as well! Please send them to feedback@fromdual.com.

Upgrade from 1.2.0 to 1.2.1 # cd ${HOME}/product # tar xf /download/fromdual_brman-1.2.1.tar.gz # rm -f fromdual_brman # ln -s fromdual_brman-1.2.1 fromdual_brman
Changes in FromDual Backup Manager 1.2.1 FromDual Backup Manager

It contains mainly one very critical bug fix, one bug fix for using FromDual Backup Manger in combination with MariaDB and xtrabackup and several minor bug fixes and small improvements.

We STRONGLY RECOMMEND to upgrade immediately to v1.2.1 if you are using FromDual Backup Manager v1.2.0-RC1 and newer. In these versions errors of mysqldump in combination with the --direct-compress option are not handled correctly and a return code of 0 is returned which can be wrong. This leads to incomplete backups and loss of data during the restore.

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

fromdual_bman --version
  • Merges of myEnv.inc with the one of MyEnv.
  • Bug with MariaDB using xtrabackup fixed (PM).
  • Lock file handling improved.
  • Very important: max_allowed_packet bug fixed which was introduced in v1.2.0-RC1.
  • Schema names with special characters are now handled properly.
  • Log directory is automatically created if it does not exist.
  • Error comment for --blocking-backup improved.

MySQL Environment MyEnv 1.1.2 has been released

FromDual.en - Thu, 2014-10-23 22:26
Taxonomy upgrade extras: myenvoperationMySQL Operationsmulti instanceconsolidationBackupcatalog

FromDual has the pleasure to announce the release of the new version 1.1.2 of its popular MySQL, Galera, MariaDB and Percona Server multi-instance environment MyEnv.

You can download MyEnv from here.

In the inconceivable case that you find a bug in MyEnv please report it to our Bugtracker.

Any feedback, statements and testimonials are welcome as well! Please send them to feedback@fromdual.com.

Upgrade from 1.1.1 to 1.1.2 # cd ${HOME}/product # tar xf /download/myenv-1.1.2.tar.gz # rm -f myenv # ln -s myenv-1.1.2 myenv

If you are using plug-ins for showMyEnvStatus create all the links in the new directory structure:

cd ${HOME}/product/myenv ln -s ../../utl/oem_agent.php plg/showMyEnvStatus/
Changes in MyEnv 1.1.2 MyEnv
  • The MySQL Backup Manager was removed from MyEnv and put into its own package which can be downloaded from FromDual Backup/Recovery Manager.
  • OEM Agent is checked now based on process list and not oemagentctl status any more. Makes it much faster.
  • Alias cdc for NDB Cluster directory removed. NDB Cluster is not supported any more.
  • Deprecate alias v and replace by V.
  • Error unlink(/var/lock/subsys/mysql): Permission denied is caught more nicely now.
  • Unknown version in up guessing is improved.
  • MD5 checksum made portable for Darwin OS (Mac OSX).
MyEnv Installer
  • innodb_flush_log_at_trx_commit default in template changed.
  • Version guessing improved for installer.
  • Better download support for Percona Server and MariaDB added.
  • mkdir bug fixed.
  • Version check for RedHat made better.
  • Check for lsb_release and SELinux/AppArmor check added for faster finding problems during MySQL installation.
  • Template my.cnf from website is used for creating an intance.
  • Option hideschema is automatically added to the myenv.conf file now.
  • Check and warning implemented if non mysql user is used.
  • Error is caught when wrong user is used.
  • mysql_install_db output made more verbose in case of errors for debugging.
  • Default option changes from Add to Save after instance was changed.
  • Missing users HOME directory is caught now.
  • Question done? can be answered with y now.
  • Comment about waiting during instance installation added.
MyEnv Utilities
  • Table offline/online scripts integrated into MyEnv utilities.
  • alter_engine.pl does hide views from Primary Key check now.
MySQL Backup Manager

MySQL Environment MyEnv 1.1.1 has been released

FromDual.en - Mon, 2014-09-08 08:29
Taxonomy upgrade extras: myenvoperationMySQL Operationsmulti instanceconsolidationBackupcatalog

FromDual has the pleasure to announce the release of the new version 1.1.1 of its popular MySQL, MariaDB and Percona Server multi-instance environment MyEnv.

The majority of improvements happened in the MySQL Backup Manager (mysql_bman) where we added a backup catalog.

You can download MyEnv from here.

In the inconceivable case that you find a bug in MyEnv please report it to our Bugtracker.

Any feedback, statements and testimonials are welcome as well! Please send them to feedback@fromdual.com.

Upgrade from 1.1.0 to 1.1.1 # cd ${HOME}/product # tar xf /download/myenv-1.1.1.tar.gz # rm -f myenv # ln -s myenv-1.1.1 myenv

If you are using plug-ins for showMyEnvStatus create all the links in the new directory structure:

cd ${HOME}/product/myenv ln -s ../../utl/oem_agent.php plg/showMyEnvStatus/
Upgrade from 1.0.5 to 1.1.1 # cd ${HOME}/product # tar xf /download/myenv-1.1.1.tar.gz # rm -f myenv # ln -s myenv-1.1.1 myenv

If you are using plug-ins for showMyEnvStatus create all the links in the new directory structure:

cd ${HOME}/product/myenv ln -s ../../utl/oem_agent.php plg/showMyEnvStatus/

Replace the following files:

  • cp ${HOME}/product/myenv/etc/variables.conf.template /etc/myenv/variables.conf
  • cp ${HOME}/product/myenv/bin/myenv.server /etc/init.d/myenv
Changes in MyEnv 1.1.1 MyEnv
  • Function to check upgrade requirements to v1.1 implemented.
MyEnv Installer
  • none
MyEnv Utilities
  • none
MySQL Backup Manager
  • End tag added to mysql_bman code in certain places where it was missing.
  • innodbackup bug fixed, pigz bug fixed.
  • Warning message more verbose explaining solution in case of missing xtrabackup binaries.
  • pigz as alternative compression mechanism implemented.
  • Log mysqldump error to stderr.
  • my_exec replaces exec/system calls.
  • Return code exits fixed.
  • Cleanup date is formated nicer and cleanup bug is fixed.
  • copy_preserve introduced to preserve timestamp and archive code cleaned up.
  • Retention time can be 0 or any value out of h, d, w, m.
  • Binary log begin and end ts is written to log file.
MySQL Backup Manager Catalog
  • Catalog DB handle was sometimes called without a catalog (ugly bug introduced in v1.1.0!).

MySQL Environment MyEnv 1.1.0 has been released

FromDual.en - Sat, 2014-08-23 19:46
Taxonomy upgrade extras: myenvoperationMySQL Operationsmulti instanceconsolidationBackupcatalog

FromDual has the pleasure to announce the release of the new version 1.1.0 of its popular MySQL, MariaDB and Percona Server multi-instance environment MyEnv.

The majority of improvements happened in the MySQL Backup Manager (mysql_bman) where we added a backup catalog.

You can download MyEnv from here.

In the inconceivable case that you find a bug in MyEnv please report it to our Bugtracker.

Any feedback, statements and testimonials are welcome as well! Please send them to feedback@fromdual.com.

Upgrade from 1.0.5 to 1.1.0 # cd ${HOME}/product # tar xf /download/myenv-1.1.0.tar.gz # rm -f myenv # ln -s myenv-1.1.0 myenv

If you are using plug-ins for showMyEnvStatus create all the links in the new directory structure:

cd ${HOME}/product/myenv ln -s ../../utl/oem_agent.php plg/showMyEnvStatus/

Replace the following files:

  • cp ${HOME}/product/myenv/etc/variables.conf.template /etc/myenv/variables.conf
  • cp ${HOME}/product/myenv/bin/myenv.server /etc/init.d/myenv
Changes in MyEnv 1.1.0 MyEnv
  • Error with !includedir fixed (Bug #143).
  • tput is hidden in interactive mode now. No more nasty warning messages.
  • Start/stop script did not pass error code correctly.
  • Timezone complain on myenv_start_stop.php fixed with temporary fix.
  • Init script should not through errors on SuSE any more.
  • Init script is improved. Myenv should only start if network is available (runlevel).
  • mysqladmin complains now if my.cnf has wrong parameters and does not show the schema down any more.
  • MYSQL_HOME was changed from basedir to datadir, consider this for upgrade, this is a significant change, impact is not clear!
  • Under some circumstances up did not show all schemata, fixed.
MyEnv Installer
  • No changes.
MyEnv Utilities
  • NUMA maps script from Jeremy Cole added.
  • block_galera_node.sh fixed for more than 1 back-end.
MySQL Backup Manager
  • For many backup types cleanup, archive and compress functionality added.
  • Schema backup per-schema writes log pos now to log file and catalog.
  • Binlog policy added.
  • Backup structure is not created any more for cleanup and catalog operations.
  • Binlog backup should work now with and without default location.
  • Passing strange characters in password is handled more robust now.
  • Schema names more robust with back-ticks.
  • memory-table-check bug fixed.
  • Command line is displayed in output (without exposing password).
  • Cleanup of archivedir is possible now.
  • Backup for configuration file implemented.
  • Physical backup based on xtrabackup/mysqlbackup implemented.
  • All exit's replaced by returns. Proper error handling should be possible.
  • Backup logging implemented.
  • Password from command line is not exposed any more to log file. Back-port from v1.0.5.
  • Per schema privilege backup implemented.
MySQL Backup Manager Catalog
  • Catalog creation and catalog upgrade integrated.

FromDual invites MySQL community to company meeting 2014 in Barcelona

FromDual.en - Wed, 2014-08-06 14:29

FromDual holds its annual company meeting this year in Barcelona, Spain.

We are pleased to invite everybody interested in MySQL technologies (MySQL, Galera Cluster, FromDual Tools, Percona Cluster, MariaDB, etc.) to participate on Thursday evening September 11 at the HCC MONTBLANC, Via Laietana 61, to meet, exchange ideas and discuss MySQL related topics.

The event starts at 18:00, we will meet in the hotel lobby. The planned schedule is:

  • How to Implement GTID Replication in MySQL 5.6 (25') and 5' Questions and Answers.
  • MySQL backup/restore for anonymized exports (25') and 5' Questions and Answers.
  • Break 15 min
  • Quick presentation (15') of YOUR project or company.
  • Quick presentation (15') of YOUR project or company.
  • Break 15 min
  • Quick presentation (15') of YOUR project or company.
  • Quick presentation (15') of YOUR project or company.

Please feel free to send us your suggestion about your presentation. Any technical or non-technical MySQL related topic is welcome. For example how you use MySQL in your company or special problems you have faced and solved (or not solved yet), research work you have done on MySQL products, business cases you solve with MySQL products, evaluations or experience you have made, etc. For the proposal please send us a mail.

Please also send us a short notice if you plan to participate or join us with MeetUp.

This gives us the possibility to arrange and organize all the infrastructure with the Hotel.

The event is free of costs for all participants.

We are pleased if you can make it to the event,
Your FromDual Team

FromDual: Tools for MySQL and Galera - Backup - Monitoring - Operations

FromDual.en - Sun, 2014-07-27 10:46
Taxonomy upgrade extras: galeraBackupmanagermonitoringOperations

FromDual tools provide valuable additional functionality which facilitate and optimize daily operations of your MySQL databases. Since our last newsletter a lot of things have changed in the FromDual tools.


To the MySQL Environment (MyEnv) numerous improvements and suggestions of our customers were added. The most important changes were introduced to the MySQL Backup Manager (mysql_bman).


With the MySQL Ops Center we meet the wishes of our numerous customers, which desire a graphical user interface for operating complex MySQL environments.
These users are often little used in handling MySQL but want nevertheless operate more complex MySQL installations as Master/Slave- or Master/Master-replications.


In the MySQL Performance Monitor (mpm) numerous little bugs have been fixed which were reported to us by our customers.


Note: In our MySQL Service Contracts, Business Hour (5x9) and All around the Clock (7x24) the usage and support of our tools is included.
If you would like to know more about our service prices, we are pleased to send you an offer.



MyEnv v1.0.5

The MySQL Environment (MyEnv) gets more and more popularity in the MySQL eco-system. MyEnv is optimized for MySQL and mimics the popular TVD BasEnv which is popular with bigger Oracle database users.


With MyEnv you can easily consolidate several MySQL instances (mysqld) on one single machine. Thanks to MyEnv this complicated configuration is a piece of cake. Furthermore MyEnv is more and more common with customers testing their applications against different MySQL versions (5.5, 5.6 and 5.7) or different MySQL branches (Galera Cluster, MariaDB, Percona Server).


The most important improvements in MyEnv v1.0.5 are:

  • Old PHP functions were replaced to achieve better compatibility with PHP 5.4 and 5.5.
  • MyEnv overview (up) of installed MySQL instances was polished and numerous smaller bugs were fixed.
  • Extensions for active/passive fail-over clusters and Oracle Enterprise Monitor Agents for MySQL were integrated.
  • The user guidance of the MyEnv installer was made more user friendly.
  • Problems of MyEnv with SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) were removed.
  • The tools for MySQL Partitions were extended and improved.

All improvements in detail you can find in the Release Notes.


Here you can download MyEnv.



MySQL Backup Manager v1.0.5

The MySQL Backup Manager (mysql_bman) is actually getting most of interest from our customers. It significantly eases backups for MySQL for all different types of backups.


At this point we would like to quote a MySQL user:

"MySQL Backup Manager is a very nice tool! Congratulations for FromDual! I made my own shell script for catalog and maintained backups by xtrabackup, but mysql_bman is the best! Xtrabackup + mysql_bman!!!"


In mysql_bman version v1.0.5 the following improvements were integrated:

  • Security improvements (password is not exposed any more).
  • Every instance can be tagged with a name and uniquely identified.
  • The MySQL Backup Manager considers now the MySQL configuration file ~/.my.cnf.
  • The compression of backups can be disabled to support de-duplicating drives.
  • The option --no-memory-table-check was introduced to allow inconsistent backups with MEMORY tables.

Download (included in MyEnv).



MySQL Ops Center v0.2

Our MySQL customers have requested a simple user interface to operate and administer many MySQL databases. This is the reason why FromDual has launched the MySQL Ops Center.
The Ops Center can centrally operate and control complex MySQL configurations like Master/Slave or Master/Master set-ups, monitor, start, stop and reconfigure the replication.
With the MySQL Ops Center you can also start and stop easily virtual IP's and move them to an other host.


The most important features, which were added to the first public preview-release of the MySQL Ops Center v0.2. are:

  • Starting and stopping of MySQL databases on remote machines by a central management console.
  • Starting and stopping of the MySQL replication.
  • Starting and stopping of a virtual IP (VIP).
  • Fail-over of VIP from active master to slave (master/slave replication) or passive master (master/master replication).
  • Configuration of the master/slave replication.

The MySQL Ops Center can be downloaded here. Further information you can find at MySQL Ops Center.



MySQL Performance Monitor v0.9.3

The MySQL Performance Monitor (mpm) was optimized in many places. Further know bugs were fixed and the mpm agent was made ready for the newest Zabbix version v2.2:

  • Bugs related to sha/sha1 encryption were fixed.
  • A stopped database is better detected now.
  • DRBD informations were improved.
  • New behaviour of zabbix_senders in Zabbix v2.2 is handled correctly now.
  • New measuring points was added (Galera Cluster) and wrong ones fixed.

You can download the latest version of MySQL Performance Monitor from here here and for more information about the manual installation just follow up the steps on the installation guide. To check all changes and improvements of MySQL Performance Monitor check out the Release Notes.

FromDual Performance Monitor for MySQL 0.9.3 has been released

FromDual.en - Wed, 2014-07-09 12:25
Taxonomy upgrade extras: mysqlperformancemonitormonitoringmpmmaasperformance monitor

FromDual has the pleasure to announce the release of the new version 0.9.3 of its popular Database Performance Monitor for MySQL, Galera Cluster, MariaDB and Percona Server mpm.

This release contains various minor bug fixes and improvements.

You can download mpm from here.

In the inconceivable case that you find a bug in mpm please report it to our Bugtracker.

Any feedback, statements and testimonials are welcome as well! Please send them to feedback@fromdual.com.

New installation of mpm v0.9.3

Please follow our mpm installation guide.

Upgrade from 0.x to 0.9.3 # cd /download # tar xf mysql_performance_monitor-0.9.3.tar.gz # cd /opt # tar xf /download/mysql_performance_monitor_agent-0.9.3.tar.gz # rm -f mpm # ln -s mysql_performance_monitor_agent-0.9.3 mpm

No other upgrade requirements are known.

Changes in mpm v0.9.3 mpm agent
  • Typos fixed.
  • Kill trap reports to the log file as well now.
mpm agent and MaaS
  • Example for timeshift feature added to configuration template.
MySQL module
  • DB down not detected (bug #27/#138).
InnoDB module
  • InnoDB Status module: SHA fix (bug #139).
Master module
  • Missing values in cache file fixed.
mpm templates for Zabbix
  • No changes.

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