ec2-consistent-snapshot release 0.1-9

Thanks to everybody who submitted bug reports and feature requests for ec2-consistent-snapshot, software which can be used to create consistent EBS snapshots on Amazon EC2 especially for use with XFS and/or MySQL.

A new release (0.1-9) has been published to the Alestic PPA. This release provides the following fixes and enhancements:

  • Read MySQL “host” parameter from .my.cnf if provided. (closes: bug#485978)

  • Support quoted values in .my.cnf (closes: bug#454184)

  • Require Net::Amazon::EC2 version 0.11 or higher. (closes: bug#490686)

  • Require xfsprogs package. (closes: bug#493420)

  • Replace “/etc/init.d/mysql stop” with “mysqladmin shutdown”. (closes: bug#497557)

  • Document –description option which was added earlier. (closes: bug#487692)

If you already have ec2-consistent-snapshot installed, you can upgrade using commands like:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ec2-consistent-snapshot

If you don’t yet have the Alestic PPA set up, run these commands first:

codename=$(lsb_release -cs)
echo "deb $codename main"|
  sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/alestic-ppa.list    
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys BE09C571

If you find bugs or think of feature requests, please submit them.