MySQL Cluster 7.2.8 Released

The binary version for MySQL Cluster 7.2.8 has now been made available at (GPL version) or (commercial version).

A description of all of the changes (fixes) that have gone into MySQL Cluster 7.2.8 (compared to 7.2.7) is available from the 7.2.8 Change log.


  1. dpk says:

    Do you know of a MySQL Cluster upgrade guide? Specifically, a guide to upgrading to a new minor release (7.2.6 to 7.2.8)? I think we may be affected by a bug fixed in 7.2.8.

    • andrew says:

      Upgrades isn’t the most documented process for MySQL Cluster but it’s fairly straight-forward. Simply stop each process and then restart it using the new binary. By restarting one process at a time, the database stays up through the whole process. You should upgrade the management nodes first, data nodes second and then finally the MySQL Servers.


  2. Al says:

    Hi! I’m doing a school project on fault tolerance and have setup a small database cluster using MySQL Cluster 7.2.8, by following the guide provided on the mysql website:

    While I can create and update tables using the mysql command line client provided, I’ve been trying to perform these operations from a Java application and came across your tutorials on using ClusterJ and ClusterJPA.

    I tried to follow the instructions from to get the .jar files so that I could follow your tutorial, but I’m afraid I’m a complete novice at this and am unable to see how to ‘configure the build to include ClusterJPA and ClusterJ support’ when the current cluster I have didn’t seem to have been set up with this build step. It didn’t require any installation or command-line configuration, I just unzipped the download directly to my C:/ drive and created the appropriate my.cnf and config.ini files. I tried checking the /share folder after my cluster was running (hoping that meant it had been installed properly) but it did not contain a mysql/java folder, only multiple folders titled with the names of languages.

    Do you know how I can get the appropriate .jar files from MySQL Cluster 7.2.8? Or any other places where I could download them directly? I’m really sorry for bothering you with this question but I haven’t been able to find any solutions elsewhere and you seem very knowledgeable about the MySQL Cluster.

    Thank you very much. Apologies for all the inconvenience caused.

    • andrew says:

      Hi Al,

      there is an issue with the 7.2.8 Windows package in that it doesn’t contain the ClusterJ jars! You’ve a couple of options:

      1) Wait for 7.2.9
      2) Extract the jars from the 7.2.8 Linux package (they should work just as well on Windows).


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