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Batch mode and expired passwords

A series of related discussions triggered by difficulty in setting passwords via scripts using the mysql command-line client when an account has an expired password caused me to look into the interaction between expired passwords and batch mode, and this blog post resulted.  I hope it’s a useful explanation of the behavior and the workaround to those troubled by it, and amplifies the excellent documentation in the user manual. Continue reading Batch mode and expired passwords

Installing MySQL Fabric on Windows

One of the major announcements made at the MySQL Connect conference just over a week ago was the labs release of MySQL Fabric, which supports management of MySQL Server farms in a sharded deployment.  It’s available on labs.mysql.com, which means it is just an early release with some rough edges.  One of those rough edges that I’d like to see resolved soon is that it’s difficult to install on Windows, as there is no installer package provided.  There is some documentation on how to install Fabric (you’ll find it in section 15.8.2 of the PDF that makes up the downloadable documentation), but it’s focused on Linux platforms, so I thought I would post the process that got Fabric installed on my Windows 7 machine, for other Windows users who want to play with Fabric.  Here are the steps:

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