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Why use encrypted backup with Percona XtraBackup 2.1 for MySQL?

 | April 10, 2013 |  Posted In: Cloud and NoSQL, Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Software

We just released our first alpha of Percona XtraBackup 2.1 for MySQL and with it we included the ability to encrypt backups on the fly (full documentation here). This feature is different than simply piping the backup stream through the openssl or gpg binaries, which is what some people have used in the past. A big […]

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CVE-2012-4414 strikes back in MySQL 5.5.29 (and what we’re doing in Percona Server 5.5.29)

 | January 13, 2013 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Software

In preparing Percona Server 5.5.29 (not yet released, but soon), I filed MySQL bug 68045 (is marked private as it’s a security bug). This bug is in relation to the Oracle fix for CVE-2012-4414 and a problem I found with it. The MariaDB fix (which we incorporated into Percona Server 5.5.28-29.3) is not affected. When the […]

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Serious build and testing automation

 | January 2, 2013 |  Posted In: MySQL

Here at Percona we’ve spent a lot of time improving our development and testing practices. Why? Because constant innovation keeps us ahead and more productive. We want to work smarter, not harder. One of the tools we use is the Jenkins Continuous Integration server. We use Jenkins pretty heavily to help with out development processes […]

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Percona response to recent MySQL security bugs

 | December 6, 2012 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Software

Recently there have been discussions on several vulnerabilities in MySQL and closely related projects such as MariaDB and Percona Server. Usually we have inherited security fixes from MySQL when we have updated Percona Server to be based off a new Oracle MySQL release. In this case however, Oracle has been incredibly quiet. We’ve been examining […]

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Announcing Percona Playback 0.4 (now with packages!)

 | September 13, 2012 |  Posted In: Percona Software

We are glad to announce the availability of Percona Playback 0.4, the first release where we’ve released binary packages alongside our source release. Binary packages for RHEL/CentOS 6 are available with Debian/Ubuntu packages soon to come (we are ensuring our dependencies are correct before publishing). Packages and source may be downloaded from here and are available […]

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Announcing Percona Server 5.6.6-60.1 Alpha

 | September 13, 2012 |  Posted In: Percona Software

Percona is glad to announce the ALPHA release of Percona Server 5.6.6-60.1 on September 14, 2012 (Downloads are available here and from the EXPERIMENTAL Percona Software Repositories, although currently only for RHEL/CentOS as we are working on ensuring compatibility with our Debian/Ubuntu packages). Based on MySQL 5.6.6, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.6.6-60.1 is the second ALPHA release in […]

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Where to get a BZR tree of the latest MySQL releases

 | August 16, 2012 |  Posted In: MySQL

I just posted this to the MySQL Internals mailing list: Hi all, Like many of you, I’m disappointed that the bzr trees for MySQL are out of sync with the tarball source and binary releases from Oracle. Since Oracle has been silent on this, and this is a recurring problem, I’ve decided to attempt to […]

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Announcing Percona Server 5.6 Alpha

 | August 14, 2012 |  Posted In: Percona Software

We are very happy to announce our first alpha of Percona Server 5.6. Based on MySQL 5.6.5 and all the improvements contained within, this is the first step towards a full Percona Server 5.6 release. Binaries are available to download from our downloads site here: https://www.percona.com/downloads/Percona-Server-5.6/Percona-Server-5.6.5-alpha60.0/ We will post binaries to our EXPERIMENTAL repositories later, we’re […]

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