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mysqlbinlog: support for protocol compression
We are happy to share with you that the mysqlbinlog tool has been enhanced. Starting on 8.0.17, the user can instruct the mysqlbinlog tool to negotiate, with the server that it connects to, whether to use protocol compression or not. Since MySQL 5.6, the mysqlbinlog tool can connect to a remote...

Where's the MySQL Team in August & September 2019
As follow up to the previous blog announcement about the conferences and events MySQL Team is attending, we would like to inform you about where you can find us during August & September 2019. Please find the list below. August 2019: Mid-Atlantic Developer Conference, Baltimore,...

MySQL Shell Plugins – Introduction
The MySQL Shell 8.0.17 introduces a novel way of extending its base functionality through plugins, which are JavaScript or Python scripts that allow the user to: Register reports that can be used in monitoring tasks through the \show and \watch Shell Commands.…

A Breakthrough in Usability – Automatic Node Provisioning
As announced in the previous blog post, MySQL InnoDB Cluster just got a very much requested feature which makes a complete, out-of-the-box, easy-to-use and versatile HA solution – Automatic Node Provisioning. InnoDB cluster users can now rely on it for every single step of cluster deployment...

Clone: Create MySQL instance replica
Cloning MySQL instance data reliably and efficiently is required in many scenarios. This includes MySQL HA solutions where one needs to provision an instance before joining it to a Group Replication cluster or adding it as Slave in classic the replication model.…

Automatic provisioning in Group Replication
With the release of version 8.0.17 of MySQL, we bring to you the brand new Clone plugin. Allowing you to get physical snapshots of data stored in InnoDB, this new plugin is an ideal addition to your Group Replication setup. When joining a new server into a running replication group, a manual...

Announcing MySQL Server 8.0.17, 5.7.27 and 5.6.45
MySQL Server 8.0.17, 5.7.27 and 5.6.45, new versions of the popular Open Source Database Management System, have been released. These releases are recommended for use on production systems. For an overview of what’s new, please see...

MySQL InnoDB Cluster – Automatic Node Provisioning
The MySQL Development Team is very excited and proud of what was achieved in this 8.0.17 GA release! The spotlight is on… A game-changer feature – Automatic Node provisioning! This has been an extremely desired and important feature, and it has been accomplished, once again, with tight...

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