Bug #43198 Abiltiy to backup data to binary files
Submitted: 25 Feb 2009 16:24 Modified: 19 Oct 2009 8:27
Reporter: Mark Reynolds Email Updates:
Status: Won't fix Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Workbench Severity:S4 (Feature request)
Version:1.2.17 OS:Microsoft Windows
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: binary backup, CHECKED
Triage: Triaged: D5 (Feature request) / R3 (Medium) / E3 (Medium)

[25 Feb 2009 16:24] Mark Reynolds
Description:
Currently MySQL Administrator only writes to plain text SQL files which are not as secure or efficient. I would like to see something like the MS SQL Server binary backup format where compression and encryption can be applied and managed from MySQL Administrator.

How to repeat:
n/a
[25 Feb 2009 16:25] Mark Reynolds
Edited severity
[26 Feb 2009 11:26] Valeriy Kravchuk
Thank you for a reasonable feature request. 

You can try to put your backup on encrypted disk and/or compress/encypt the text backup immediately after making it, but these are just workarounds that may be not acceptable in many cases.
[24 Mar 2009 14:40] Susanne Ebrecht
Many thanks for writing a feature request.

We are on the way to implement whole functionality from MySQL Administrator into MySQL Workbench. We won't implement this anymore into MySQL Administrator.

But the idea is also great for MySQL Workbench, so I will set it as feature request for Workbench SE.
[19 Oct 2009 8:27] Susanne Ebrecht
Many thanks for writing a bug report. We are on the way to implement full functionality of MySQL Administrator into MySQL Workbench. We won't fix this anymore.

Additionally, there are already plans in MySQL server for binary backups which Workbench will support as soon as the server with this feature is GA.

More informations about MySQL Workbench you will find here:

http://dev.mysql.com/workbench/