Engine Yard Release Notes- July 2017

Engine Yard Stack Release Notes for July 13th, 2017

Minor: Engine Yard Gentoo 12.11 stack upgrade

Action: You apply the following changes the next time you click the Upgrade button for your Engine Yard Gentoo 12.11 environment.

Note: For clarity, since we now have 2 Gentoo stacks, we refer to this stack as the Engine Yard Gentoo 12.11 stack. You can access it by using the Stack select field in the Environment UI:stable-v4-2.0.124


It's best practice to upgrade your Engine Yard Gentoo 12.11 (stable-v4) stack regularly for the latest security and product updates.

  • Disables SSL feature for MySQL 5.5 on versions 5.5.40 and lower and MySQL 5.6 on versions 5.6.22 and lower.
  • Improves functionality and alerting for logical backups (eybackup)
    • Corrects issue where mysql backups were recording database name in the backup
    • Adds server identity to mysql backups to make them useful for replication-based restores
    • Prevents and warns about overlapping backup runs; provides an override option off by default.
    • cli improves backup errors when params specified incorrectly (leaving off db arg)
    • listing backups with all now properly indexes multiple databases in environment
    • OKAY messages only sent on first success after backup failure
    • Error messages are printed to /var/log/engineyard/eybackup/#{dbname}.alert
    • Backup Size and datestamps are printed to /var/log/engineyard/eybackup/#{dbname}.sizes which is capped at 100 lines
    • new_backup option now backs up a specific db if listed, otherwise will back up all databases
    • postgres restores perform analyze after load; adds a skip_analyze option
    • adds multi-part upload and uploads up to 4.9TB as a single file
    • adds Server Side Encryption (S3 managed keys) for all new S3 uploads
  • Improves functionality and wording for eyrestore tool
    • eyrestore displays bucket name hint when unable to access other environment
    • eyrestore no longer requires both the database specified in both the --databases and --index args
    • eyrestore with gpg backups should say download when restoring with gpz extension
  • Updates fog-aws module from 0.3.0 to 1.2.1
  • Deprecates and removes unused aws-s3 gem

For more information on Engine Yard Gentoo 12.11, see the Engine Yard Gentoo 12.11 docs.




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