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MySQL Enterprise Backup 8.0.18 has been released
Posted by: Bjørn Munch
Date: October 14, 2019 07:41AM

Dear MySQL users,

MySQL Enterprise Backup 8.0.18, a new version of the online 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 8.0.18 supports only the MySQL Server 8.0.18.
For earlier versions of MySQL 8.0, use the MySQL Enterprise Backup
version with the same version number as the server. For MySQL server
5.7, please use MySQL Enterprise Backup 4.1, and for MySQL Server 5.6,
please use MySQL Enterprise Backup 3.12.

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

Changes in MySQL Enterprise Backup 8.0.18 (2019-10-14)

     * Functionality Added or Changed

     * Bugs Fixed

Functionality Added or Changed


     * Close to the end of a backup, mysqlbackup applied the
       FLUSH TABLES tbl_name [, tbl_name] ... WITH READ LOCK
       statement on all non-InnoDB tables. With this fix, the
       statement is not applied to tables that are not included
       in a partial backup, thus avoiding unncessary locks for
       some tables. (Bug #29873048)

     * The International Components for Unicode (ICU) library
       for regular expressions, used by MySQL Server 8.0, has
       now replaced the RE2 library as the library used by MySQL
       Enterprise Backup for handling regular expressions.
       This change also removes a memory leak associated with
       the use of the Partial Backup and Restore Options
(https://dev.mysql.com/doc/mysql-enterprise-backup/8.0/en/backup-partial-options.html).
       (Bug #27374240, Bug#29840790)

     * The image-to-backup-dir command is now an alias for the
       extract command.

     * Two new options, --compression-algorithms and
       --zstd-compression-level, have been introduced for
       configuring compression for server connections
(https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/8.0/en/connection-compression-control.html).
       See Connection Options
(https://dev.mysql.com/doc/mysql-enterprise-backup/8.0/en/connection-options.html)
       and Command Options for Connection Compression
(https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/8.0/en/connection-options.html#connection-compression-options)
       for details.

     * MySQL Enterprise Backup now supports a faster way to
       create incremental backups by using the page tracking
       functionality on MySQL Servers. To use this new feature,
       set --incremental=page-track. See Incremental Backup
       Using Page Tracking for details.

     * The --uncompress option is now supported for the extract
       operation: Files from a compressed single-file backup can
       now be extracted and uncompressed with a single command.

Bugs Fixed


     * Backups on a Group Replication primary node failed when
       mysqlbackup tried to upgrade the mysql.backup_history
       table on the node (see Backup History Table Update
(https://dev.mysql.com/doc/mysql-enterprise-backup/8.0/en/backup-history-table-update.html)
       for details), and
       there was a problem causing the node to switch to
       super_read_only mode. With this fix, mysqlbackup checks
       if the node is in super_read_only mode during the
       backup_history table upgrade and, if so, skips the steps
       in the upgrade process that caused the problem. (Bug
       #30065637)

     * After a partial backup created with the --only-innodb
       option was restored, the server failed to start due to an
       assertion error if the clone plugin
       (https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/8.0/en/clone-plugin.html)
       or thread pool plugin
       (https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/8.0/en/thread-pool.html)
       was loaded during the server startup. It was because
       the backup created with the --only-innodb option did not
       include the performance schema, and the plugin was
       looking for the data folder for the performance schema
       when the restored server was being started. This fix
       prevents the problem by having mysqlbackup create an
       empty performance_schema folder under the backup's data
       directory when creating backups with --only-innodb. (Bug
       #29999075)

     * Wrong value for the --safe-slave-backup-timeout option
       was printed when the --help option was used with
       mysqlbackup, if --safe-slave-backup-timeout was set with
       an unsigned integer. (Bug #29994968)

     * A backup failed for a server containing encrypted InnoDB
       tables if the server was started with
       --skip-grant-tables. It was because the server only
       accepted connection through a Unix socket in that case,
       but mysqlbackup did not pass the value of
       --keyring-migration-socket to the keyring migration
       server; this fix makes mysqlbackup pass the option
       whenever it connects to a server to be backed up with a
       socket. (Bug #29954367)

     * When restoring a full backup of a slave server in a
       replication setup, mysqlbackup gave warnings for missing
       relay log information file and master information file
       even if those files were never used on the backed up
       server. This fix removes the unnecessary warnings. (Bug
       #29941160)

     * When the --compress-method option was used at an
       apply-log operation, the operation failed, and the backup
       was corrputed. With this fix, mysqlbackup throws an error
       and quits whenever any compression options
(https://dev.mysql.com/doc/mysql-enterprise-backup/8.0/en/backup-compression-options.html)
       are used with apply-log. (Bug #29941117)

     * At the end of any apply-log operation, mysqlbackup
       printed the message INFO: Backup was originally taken
       with the --include regexp option whenever a partial
       backup option that made use of regular expressions was
       used during the backup. With this fix, under the
       situation, mysqlbackup simply mentions in the log message
       that the backup is a partial one. (Bug #29872975)

     * When a base backup was restored with --skip-relaylog but
       a subsequent incremental image backup restore did not use
       the option, the relay log files were copied from the
       incremental image backup onto the server. With this fix,
       an incremental image restore, with or without using the
       --skip-relaylog option, does not restore the relay log
       files whenever its base backup did not restore the relay
       log. (Bug #29864964)

     * A memory leak that occurred with backups involving
       encrypted redo log has been removed. (Bug #29841265)

     * A memory leak caused by the use of the --optimistic-time
       option has been removed. (Bug #29841031)

     * When a base backup was restored with --skip-binlog but a
       subsequent incremental image backup restore did not use
       the option, the binary log files were copied from the
       incremental image backup onto the server, and the server
       could not be started because of the incomplete binary
       log. With this fix, an incremental image restore, with or
       without using the --skip-binlog option, does not restore
       the binary log files whenever its base backup did not
       restore the binary log. (Bug #29802632)

     * mysqlbackup hung when performing an incremental or
       compressed image backup when the --limit-memory option
       was set to a low value. This fix prevents the problem by
       adjusting the way data buffers are allocated in the
       situation. (Bug #29773223)

     * When restoring an incremental backup created with the
       --skip-final-rescan option, the external tablespaces on
       the target server got deleted. It was due to the missing
       entries for the external tablespaces in the incremental
       backup's tablespace_tracker
(https://dev.mysql.com/doc/mysql-enterprise-backup/8.0/en/meb-files-backed-up-summary.html#meb_file_tablespace-tracker)
       file, and this fix corrects the issue. (Bug #29513642)

     * Attempts to extract binary log files from a compressed
       backup failed with a No such file or directory error when
       the size of the binary log files on the backed up server
       was greater than 16MB. (Bug #28787312)

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