We are very happy to introduce a new MySQL utility named “mysqlbinlogmove“, which is used to relocate binary log files. This utility is one of two new utilities included in MySQL Utilities release-1.6.0 Alpha. The other utility is “mysqlgrants“, which is used to display the privileges (grants) of database objects.
Note: I use “binary log” to refer to both “kinds” of binary log files (binlog and relay log files) in general, and use “binlog” to refer specifically to those that are not “relay log” files.
The mysqlbinlogmove utility allows you to move binary log files to a new location taking care of correctly updating the respective index file for you. This utility can be very useful if you want to change the location to store the binlog file and you want to move all of the binary log files. It is also handy to archive older binary log files to a new location thereby saving disk …[Read more]