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Arkeia ratchets up MySQL at user conference

Apr 16, 20032 mins
Enterprise ApplicationsLinuxMySQL

* Arkeia promises easier backup of MySQL systems

Arkeia last week released a software plug-in aimed at making it easier for users of the 64-bit MySQL database to back up their systems. Arkeia announced the product at the MySQL Users Conference and Expo 2003 in San Jose last week.

The software works with Version 5.1 of Arkeia’s back-up and recovery software. According to the company, the MySQL plug-in could ease the backup of MySQL databases by allowing users to configure and schedule back-up jobs for MySQL servers running Intel Itanium 2 processors. Through a graphical user interface in Arkeia’s software, users can create and deploy incremental back-up schemes where parts of a MySQL database – down to individual tables – can be backed up while the server remains online, and all data is available.

The plug-in is compatible with MySQL Versions 3.21 to 3.23, and Version 4.0 of MySQL. Arkeia 5.1 runs on Linux (IA32 and 64, as well as SPARC and PowerPC), FreeBSD, NetBSD, most Unix flavors, and Windows servers.

The MySQL Users Conference is the first event of its kind around the MySQL open source database. It could also be seen as a sign that the MySQL platform has come into its own as an enterprise relational database management system (RDBMS). More than 4 million MySQL servers are installed across the globe according to MySQL AD, the company that manages and supports the software.