We are pleased to announce the release of Zmanda Recovery Manager (ZRM) Community Edition 3.0 (Beta). This release features support for parallel logical backups as an additional full backup method, which is made possible by integrating with the mydumper open source project. This backup method represents a faster, scalable way to backup large databases. The mysqldump (single threaded logical backup) support is still available for backing up stored procedures/routines. ZRM Community Edition allows you to create multiple backup sets with different backup methods and policies; so, now you can do MySQL database backups with mydumper, as well as mysqldump in the same server.
We have also made many additional improvements and bug fixes since our earlier 2.2 release. We currently plan to release a final version of ZRM Community Edition 3.0 later this quarter, and in the meantime, we look forward to your feedback on the Zmanda forums.