MySQL Backup And Recovery With mysql-zrm On Debian Sarge

This guide describes how to back up and recover your MySQL databases with mysql-zrm on a Debian Sarge system. mysql-zrm is short for Zmanda Recovery Manager for MySQL, it is a new tool that lets you create full logical or raw backups of your databases (regardless of your storage engine and MySQL configuration), generate reports about the backups, verify the integrity of the backups, and recover your databases. It can also send email notifcations about the backup status, and you can implement multiple backup policies (based on your applications and based on time (e.g. daily, weekly, etc.)).

A fight against evil or a fight for attention?

Two hot issues are making the rounds. First, Debian and Firefox are having a spat, and the end result may be that Debian will distribute Firefox under a different name. Second, the war betwen Linus Torvalds and other Kernel developers and the Free Software Foundation over GPLv3 is continuing, with Torvalds saying he's fed up with the FSF. Here is my take on both, and related issues.

KOffice 1.6 RC 1 Released

In the middle of the yearly KDE conference Akademy, the KOffice team has released the first release candidate of version 1.6. This release follows the earlier beta according to the schedule.

Running Internet Explorer in Debian and ubuntu Linux

No clicks needed. No boring setup processes. No Wine complications. Just one easy script and you ’ll get three IE versions to test your Sites. And it’s free and open source.This may be very helpful for software developers and web developers to test their applications.

Opposition to new Linux licence mounts

Opposition to a new version of the licence for open source OS Linux is growing, with a number of prominent developers joining originator Linus Torvalds in criticising changes in wording.

Bull Designates Xandros Linux Solutions as Strategic Alternative

Xandros announced that Bull GmbH, the German division of the premier European-based global IT supplier, will offer the Xandros line of Linux server solutions to German customers migrating to open solutions. This partnership strengthens Xandros' position in the German private and public sectors.

Red Hat Reports Fiscal 2007 Second Quarter Results

Total revenue for the quarter was $99.7 million, an increase of 52% from the year-ago quarter and 19% from the prior quarter. Subscription revenue was $84.9 million, up 56% year-over-year and 19% sequentially. JBoss-related revenue of $7 million was at the top of management's previously provided guidance.

The World's first LiveCD that supports Beryl, Emerald, AIGLX and XGL

The flexibility of a Gentoo Linux based distribution has no limits. SabayonLinux Team have released SabayonLinux 3.0 for x86 and AMD64/EM64T (x86-64) Processors. This is the first Linux LiveCD that supports, out of the box, AIGLX, Beryl and Emerald, 2.6.18 Kernel and much, much more...