Friday, April 5, 2013

Introducing MySQL Utilities release-1.2.1

The MySQL Utilities Team is pleased to announce our latest release, version 1.2.1. This release contains many quality improvements and enhancements to the HA and Replication utilities. The following lists some of the most significant improvements.
  • Improved transaction gathering algorithm for failover
    • Skips slaves that are already caught up
    • Ensures all transactions in the relay logs on the slaves are executed first
  • External scripts in mysqlfailover and mysqlrpladmin now receive the old and new master information
  • Improved demote master handling for switchover
  • Improved connection error handling
  • Quoting of tables and database names has been improved
  • Login-path feature now reads port and socket
The utilities team continues to focus on improving usability, making features easier to use, and improving overall quality of error handling.

You can try the new release by downloading it from LaunchPad at:

For more information about switchover, failover, replication and MySQL high availability, download the "Guide to Building a Self-healing Replication Topology", which discusses how Global Transaction Identifiers and the MySQL replication utilities can be used for failover and switchover with slave promotion from:

this is an interim release. These features will be included in a future release of MySQL Workbench.

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