Bug #77326 Always allow the "Synchronize With Any Source" option
Submitted: 11 Jun 2015 23:34 Modified: 12 Jul 2015 7:03
Reporter: Philip Olson Email Updates:
Status: No Feedback Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Workbench Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:6.3.4 OS:Any
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any

[11 Jun 2015 23:34] Philip Olson
The "Synchronize With Any Source" option should always be available. 

Currently you must have a model selected for it to show up under the Database navigation menu. However, it can synchronize from sources that do not include a model. 

1. Live database to Live database
2. Live database to/from SQL file
3. SQL file to SQL file


How to repeat:
1. Open Workbench
2. Optionally, open a MySQL connection
3. Try to "Synchronize With Any Source"

Suggested fix:
Always have the "Synchronize With Any Source" option under the "Database" navigation menu, even when a MySQL connection is not open.

Optionally, the "Synchronize Model" option can keep its current form, as it's basically only a shortcut to the above (but, it selects a model). Always making it available and adding the ability to select a saved model could work, though, but I don't mean to sidetrack the original request. :)
[12 Jun 2015 4:47] Umesh Shastry
Hello Philip,

Thank you for the report.

[12 Jun 2015 7:03] Mike Lischke
I think you are mixing two areas here. That Sync to any Source is a *model only* feature. No data is transfered, but only meta data (to and from a model). Hence a model must be opened to make it useful at all.

Server to server transfers and the like are migration (admin) features, which are available in a different part of WB.
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