"Officials at Sun Microsystems, which acquired MySQL in
February, confirmed that new online backup capabilities now under
development will be offered only to MySQL Enterprise customers--not
to the much larger number of users of the free MySQL Community
"The plan was detailed during meetings at MySQL's annual user
conference in Santa Clara, Calif., during which Sun also delayed
until late June the release of a MySQL 5.1 upgrade in order to iron
out some remaining bugs..."