I’m really excited to today announce the first GA (Generally Available; i.e. stable) release of Percona XtraBackup 2.0. We have worked hard since our last major release on improving the reliability and user experience of Percona XtraBackup as well as adding features to make it better suited to more environments.
The 2.0.0 release contains no changes from the last beta (1.9.2), only the version number has changed.
New since 1.6:
I am happy to also announce the latest minor release in the Percona XtraBackup 1.6 series. We recognise that not everybody will want or be able to make the leap to our new major release, Percona XtraBackup 2.0 and so we’re also releasing Percona XtraBackup 1.6.6.
This is a minor release and source code and binaries can be downloaded from our downloads site. Our main APT and YUM repositories are now carrying Percona XtraBackup 2.0.0, so you won’t see 1.6.6 there.
I’ve been a consultant for over five years now and I’m just beginning to learn some basic things. One of them is how to spot a lose-lose customer relationship. I say I’m just beginning because I continue to find new lose-lose scenarios that I don’t see coming.
I'm giving thoughts on the viability of MySQL plugins. This is due to a particular experience I've had, which is thankfully solved. However, it left some bitter taste in my mouth.
MySQL plugins are a tricky business. To create a plugin, you must compile it against the MySQL version you wish the users to use it with. Theoretically, you should compile it against any existing MySQL version, minors as well (I'm not sure whether it may sometimes or most times work across minor versions).
But, most important, you must adapt your plugin to major versions.
I’m excited by all of the recent developments surrounding the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo!
With the 3rd edition of High Performance MySQL finally complete, I’ve begun work on the 4th edition. As you know, technology moves much faster than printing presses, and a book is outdated very quickly, so this is a never-ending project. I’m also outlining the 5th edition in anticipation of starting it immediately afterwards.
After 15 years of slide show technology, I thought that we need to change the way we do presentations. And since I am advocating radical changes, I will eat my own dog food and be the first to present a MySQL session using 3D technology.
Since watching Avatar a few years ago, I thought that using this technology would make my presentations truly amazing. However, two years ago a 3d projector was prohibitively expensive. Now, instead, it is affordable, and fits in my briefcase!