Do not use MySQL Administrator for backup

29 May 2006

It isn’t well designed ! Looks attractiv at first, but it isn’t realy for production use. So keep your backup script.
I loose 2 hours, trying to use MySQL Administrator on Windows, because don’t know a lot about scripting in Windows. So you create a backup project and MySQL Administrator creates :

  • a windows’s “Scheduled Task”. It ask you which windows user you want to use.
  • a project_name.mbp : the backup definition
  • a mysqlx_user_connections.xml : the MySQL users definitions

Problem is : the 2 files are created in C:\Documents and Settings\[user]\Application Data\MySQL !
Big problem is the MySQL users file is used by MySQL Administrator and
MySQL Query. Passwords have to be recorded in the file and you don’t really know wich user will perform the backup !
They really should put the MySQL user/password in the backup project and put the project file in the MySQL data directory.

Eurovision is fun, at last

21 May 2006

I have been watching the Eurovision for some years now and at last things are changing ! Humour won this year ! Just look at Eurovision’s web site.
See the monsters ? Well they are not monsters, but winners.

So, thanks to Finland (#1), Lithuania (#6) and Latvia (#16) for their will to change things !
Some others were good too, but not as originals ! I liked Turkey (#11), Germany (#15) very American as usual, Switzerland (#17) almost, the russian (#2) choregraphie was nice. The Romanian (#4) singer showed a funny bit of his voice’s capability, but too little alas. Bosnia & Herzegovina (#3) was nice too.
The worst would be something like the Sweden (#5) with a very formatted song, hope we will get rid of this kind of winning strategy.

So who voted for the fun ? :
1 Ireland
2 Iceland, UK
3 Estonia, Denmark, Greece, Latvia, Poland, Norway, Sweden
4 Spain, Andora, Croatia, Germany, Lithuania

PS : I had the chance to heard about this Finlandese Rock Band before, thanks to Charles Lowell who spoke about them in the Drunk And Retired Podcast !

Bye bye Linux Link Tech Show podcast

21 May 2006

I removed my subscription to the Linux Link Tech Show podcast. Too long, about 2 hours, too few informations, worst quality ever heard, and I am still listenning to Drunk & Retired wich is quite bad on this matter.
So it is the first time I unsubscribe to a podcast.