New version of ZRM expands platform coverage, adds backup of application files

Today we released version 3.0 of Zmanda Recovery Manger for MySQL. Here are the highlights of the release.

The new version of ZRM supports Zmanda Management Console (ZMC) running on 32- and 64-bit Ubuntu and Debian. We received quite a few requests for providing such support in the past.

In addition to Linux and Solaris, the ZRM server can now run on Windows. We supported logical and VSS-based backup for MySQL on Windows for a long time, but sometimes it was a challenge to introduce ZRM running on Linux/Solaris to all-Windows shops. Based on feedback from customers, prospects and from our partner MySQL, we have developed the version of ZRM that can protect MySQL in all-Windows environments.

We expanded the number of supported snapshot technologies by adding EMC CLARiiON SnapView to the list. This mid-range storage array is a staple for many data centers. Now the users who run MySQL on CLARiiON, will be able to take advantage of very fast and space-efficient snapshot capabilities of SnapView.

Lastly, based on requests of many users, the new version of ZRM provides the capability of doing backup of files at the same time as backup of MySQL database. For example, you can backup the directory and configuration files of application that is powered by MySQL. That simplifies recovery of a database and the application that uses MySQL.
Dmitri Joukovski

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