Even though I didn’t go to MySQL conf this year (really sad about this), this week is gonna be most active in the community so I decided to do some community stuff too Today I’ve released version 0.3 of our innodb recovery toolkit. Now it became much faster, stable and accurate. At this moment it is possible to recover almost any table from corrupted/deleted tablespace without so much effort as it was before. Here is a short changes list (since 0.1 announced here):
- More MySQL data types added: DECIMAL (both old and new), DATE, TIME
- CHAR data type handling improved in table definitions generator
- Indexes filtering added to page_parser
- 64-bit stat() support added to all tools
- Linux has no isnumber() function so we define our own implementation (pretty simple)
- Lots of fixes in create_defs.pl script – now it generates definitions which could recover your data in 80% cases w/o any changes.
- Min/max record size calculation fixed in constraints-based parser.
- Nullable fixed-size columns support is fixed.
- Debug logging is much cleaner now.
As always, if you need any help with your recovery, we would love to help.
I was really wondered today when I came across really interesting initiative of some women in #phpc IRC channel. They are trying to create some place where PHP women will be able to communicate and feel included in the world of PHP. Ligaya Turmelle (DevZone Roving Reporter) is one of the leaders spearheading the formation of phpwomen.org. She posted an update on their progress her blog recently. She talks about their new website, www.phpwomen.org, their mailing list which can be joined here and their irc channel on freenode.net, #phpwomen. She said:
It is women encouraging women to be active in the greater PHP World. We may be a small group but we have a big impact and are proud of who and what we are. We don’t wish to be exclusive and stand outside the PHP World. And damn it – PHP should be in pink – not purple
So the call has gone out. If you are a female PHP developer head on over to new community site and let your voice be heard. If you know of sister programmers, make sure you point them in the right direction.