MySQL Administrator allows an adminstrator to configure a MySQL server easily. You can manage users, as well as server connections and threads. You can check performance and server logs related to general database activities, slow queries, and errors. A couple of sections provide assistance in making backups of databases and restoring them if necessary. If you take advantage of replication, MySQL Administrator provides an interface for monitoring their status. Finally, you can examine table schema and make changes to the layout of tables. You can't perform queries, though. For a GUI application to run queries, use MySQL Control Center. The MySQL Administrator application focuses just on database administration and analysis. And it does a good job of it, too.
By Russell J.T. Dyer at UNIX Review.
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