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MySQL Enterprise Backup 4.1.2 has been released
Posted by: Sreedhar S
Date: July 27, 2018 11:53AM

Dear MySQL users,

MySQL Enterprise Backup v4.1.2, a new version of the MySQL backup tool, is
now available for download from the My Oracle Support (MOS) website
as our latest GA release. This release will be available on eDelivery (OSDC)
after the next upload cycle. MySQL Enterprise Backup is a commercial
extension to the MySQL family of products.

MySQL Enterprise Backup 4.1.2 only supports MySQL 5.7.
For MySQL 5.6 and earlier, use MySQL Enterprise Backup 3.12.
For MySQL 8.0, use MySQL Enterprise Backup 8.0.

A brief summary of the changes in MySQL Enterprise Backup (MEB)
version 4.1.2 is given below.

Changes in MySQL Enterprise Backup 4.1.2     (2018-07-27)

Functionality Added or Changed

     * Important Change: Starting from release 4.1.2, the
       storage engine of the mysql.backup_history table on a
       backed-up server has switched from CSV to InnoDB. MySQL
       Enterprise Backup 4.1.2 automatically migrates the table
       when it performs its first backup task on a server backed
       up by 4.1.0 and 4.1.1 before. See Upgrading MySQL
       Enterprise Backup from 4.1.1 or earlier
       mysqlbackup.privileges.html#meb-upgrade-to-4.1.2) for the
       new user privileges required by mysqlbackup for the
       mandatory migration to happen.

     * Important Change: When working with a Group Replication
       .html) setup, mysqlbackup now makes the backup history
       available to all members of the server group by making
       sure that the backup_history table is updated on a
       primary node after each mysqlbackup operation. See Using
       MySQL Enterprise Backup with Group Replication
       en/meb-group-replication.html) for details.
       With the implementation of this feature, the new user
       privilege of SELECT on
       performance_schema.replication_group_members is now
       required by mysqlbackup to work with any server, even
       when it does not belong to a Group Replication setup. See
       Grant MySQL Privileges to Backup Administrator
       en/mysqlbackup.privileges.html) for details.

     * The backup_history table now includes a server_uuid
       column, which stores the value of the server_uuid of the
       backed up server.

     * The binary log for a backed-up server, instead of being
       restored always to the data directory on the target
       server, is now restored by default to the same location
       it was found on the backed-up server. It can also be
       restored to a different location specified with the new
       --log-bin option.

     * OAuth is now supported for Oracle Cloud Storage client
       authentication. Two new options, --cloud-storage-url and
       --cloud-oauth-token, have been introduced for the
       purpose. See Cloud Storage Options
       en/backup-cloud-options.html) for details.

Bugs Fixed

     * A mysqlbackup operation on an image stored on an
       OpenStack cloud storage service sometimes failed with a
       segmentation fault or a bad URL error. It was because of
       a race condition caused by an uninitiated variable, which
       has been eliminated by this fix. (Bug #28189239, Bug

     * A mysqlbackup operation on an image stored on an
       OpenStack cloud storage service failed with a 401
       Unauthorized error when the operation took a long time
       and the authentication token for the cloud access
       expired. With this fix, a separate thread in mysqlbackup
       requests a new token from the OpenStack cloud service in
       that situation, so that the operation can continue. (Bug

     * The maximum value that could be set for the
       --safe-slave-backup-timeout option was 2700 (seconds),
       which automatically replaced any larger value. With this
       fix, there is no longer a maximum limition, even though a
       high value is not recommended; see the description of
       --safe-slave-backup-timeout for details. (Bug #27883020)

     * When mysqlbackup performed sanity checks on InnoDB
       tablespaces and found a space ID mismatch for an FSP
       header and a page header, the name of the problematic
       tablespace was not given in the error report. (Bug

     * mysqlbackup issued a warning whenever the number of files
       specified in the system variable innodb_data_file_path of
       the server to be backed up exceeded 100. With this fix, a
       warning is issued only if the number of InnoDB data files
       to be opened exceeds the number specified by the system
       variable innodb_open_files. (Bug #27701402)

     * An apply-incremental-backup operation failed when
       individual tablespaces with relative file paths were
       involved. (Bug #27278876)

     * Backups created with the ---skip-unused-pages option
       failed validation by the mysqlbackup validate command.
       (Bug #27102697)

     * mysqlbackup quit unexpectedly when the --disable-manifest
       option was used in a backup operation. (Bug #26861475)

     * A restore operation for an incremental backup failed when
       individual tablespaces with relative file paths were
       involved. (Bug #26442994)

  On behalf MySQL RE team at Oracle
-Sreedhar S

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