Monday, February 02, 2009

MySQL Sandbox 2.0.13 with improved features

MySQL Sandbox

MySQL Sandbox 2.0.13 was just released, with two main improvements.
  • Now the sandbox looks for gtar before looking for tar. If it is installed, it uses it. This allows the Sandbox successfully expanding and installing from a tarball on Solaris, where the native tar tool has always been source of problems for MySQL.
  • The start and restart scripts now accept a parameter. Anything passed to them from the command line will be added to mysqld_safe invocation. This allows quick tests with unusual parameters, without need of changing the configuration file.

These features are useful for benchmarks. I will soon write a quick guide on how to use the Sandbox for multiple versions tests.