Zmanda's MySQL Recovery Manager now available for Solaris
Zmanda has ported its Zmanda Recovery Manager for MySQL to Solaris, adding support for Sun Microsystems' operating system in addition to the existing Linux version. Zmanda introduced the Solaris version of its Backup Server at the beginning of this year; now the data backup specialist has also released a new version of its enterprise solution for backing up and restoring MySQL databases. Sun took the open source RDBMS under its wing last January.
The web-based Management Console, in the style of the MySQL Enterprise Monitor, is a new feature in Recovery Manager 2.1 and allows company-wide administration of backups. Developers have also re-worked the snapshot function. It uses the resources of the operating system to minimize to the greatest extent possible the length of time for which the database is locked. The plug-in architecture enables it to run under Linux, Windows VSS Snapshot, Network Appliance SnapManager, Veritas VxFS, and Solaris ZFS via LVM.
As is the case with Backup Server, Zmanda offers the MySQL backup software in a commercial Enterprise Version with support and expanded functions, as well as a stripped down Community Edition. The latter is freely available for download. The central management console is only included in the commercial product.