Friday, August 5, 2016

Announcing: MySQL Utilities release-1.6.4 GA

The MySQL Utilities Team is pleased to announce a new GA release of MySQL Utilities. This release includes a number of improvements for usability, stability, and a few enhancements for better compatibility with MySQL 5.7. A complete list of all improvements can be found in our release notes.

Many Improvements!

This release represents a stable release of the product and is a significant improvement from the 1.5 release. Along with defect patches, we also include the following enhancements.

  • Support for MySQL 5.7 
  • New! Binlog Utilities:
    • mysqlbinlogpurge - purge old binary logs
    • mysqlbinlogrotate - rotate the binary log
    • mysqlbinlogmove - relocate binary log files
  • New! Replication Utilities: 
    • mysqlslavetrx - skip transactions on one or more slaves to solve errant transactions and consistency error
  • New! General Utilities: 
    • mysqlgrants - show grants for users
  • Improved functionality of --exclude option with SQL wildcards
  • Improved packaging in RPM and Windows distributions
  • Improved accuracy of calculated disk usage for mysqldiskusage
  • Improved packaging in RPM and Windows distributions
  • Improved output for mysqldbcompare and mysqldiff
  • Improved SSL support
  • The Replication utilities have undergone a number of improvements for new 5.7 features as well as quality and usability improvements.
  • The documentation has been improved including more descriptions of SSL connections and clarification of replication commands.
  • Finally, this release contains a host of minor improvements for quality and robustness

How Can I Download MySQL Utilities?

You can download MySQL Utilities 1.6.4 GA from the following link using one of the pre-built installation repositories including a source download.

Where is the Documentation?

You can find online documentation for MySQL Utilities version 1.6 at:


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