New! MySQL Utilities release-1.4.4 GA

The MySQL Utilities Team is pleased to announce the latest GA release of MySQL Utilities, release-1.4.4. This release includes improvements in terms of usability, stability, security and an overall improvement regarding the comprehensibility of the provided error messages.


The following highlights a few of the more significant improvements.

  • mysqlrpladmin errant transactions for switchover have been improved. Note : The errant transactions check requires all servers in the topology to have GTID’s enabled.
  • Failed MySQL server connection error messages now display the actual error returned from the failed connection.
  • Error messages that occur during automatic slave discovery (–discover-slaves-login) have been improved. Now the –verbose option generates specific information for each slave, including their respective errors.
  • mysqlserverinfo utility can now start offline MySQL server instances when executed in root mode. Additionally, it now performs error checks to validate the –basedir and –datadir options, concerning testing for access.
  • mysqluc error messages have been improved. A poorly formed command now generates a warning.
  • mysqluserclone now prints a warning if the user doesn’t have enough privileges for the cloning operation stating which ones are missing.
  • For security reasons, the default value for –rpl-user option was removed. Users must specify a user and password for the replication explicitly with –rpl-user.
  • mysqlfailover CPU usage has been dramatically reduced.

How Can I Download MySQL Utilities?

You can download MySQL Utilities 1.4.4 from the following link using one of the pre-built installation repositories including a source download.

If you are a commercial customer, you can download MySQL Utilities from the following link:

MySQL Utilities is also available on Lauchpad as a source download at:

Where is the Documentation?

You can find online documentation for MySQL Utilities version 1.4 at:

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About Chuck Bell

Charles Bell conducts research in emerging technologies. He is a member of the Oracle MySQL Development team and is the team lead for the MySQL Utilities team. He lives in a small town in rural Virginia with his loving wife. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2005. Dr. Bell is an expert in the database field and has extensive knowledge and experience in software development and systems engineering. His research interests include 3D printers, microcontrollers, three-dimensional printing, database systems, software engineering, and sensor networks. He spends his limited free time as a practicing Maker focusing on microcontroller projects and refinement of three-dimensional printers.