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Where can I download old program versions?



With each new SQLyog version we constantly add features, improve usability, improve performance and - not to forget - fix bugs and add/change code to 'cope with' changes in the MySQL server itself and with new MySQL versions. We do not want to distribute program versions with known bugs - at least not critical ones - and not distribute versions either that may result in unexpected behavior due to new MySQL versions or incompatible changes in MySQL. If you want to be able to install and run an old version that you purchased some time back anyway - well - it is your choice then. But you will have to keep the old installer in a safe place yourself then. Also in situations where an registered user's registration period (and thus his ability to upgrade for free) has expired we are very reluctant to provide him with an old version. Not even if he lost the installer.

In principle we only distribute the latest stable version of the SQLyog program.

For your own benefit: PLEASE do not keep the 'safe copy' of the installer on the same hard drive as where it is installed. Because it is not safe at all! Hard drives sometimes stop functioning without warning and the file system may be damaged/unreadable for several reasons! Within the upgrade period you can request an upgrade for free. After that you are 'on your own'.

In very rare situations we can distribute an old version to users having a very specific problem that can be solved by using an old version. Such situations have occurred a few times as a result of a support request where we have not been able to fix an issue introduced with some later version in reasonable time.

However there are two situations where we distribute older version though: First we can provide version 5.32 for use with Win9x/ME systems (and for use in a few more rare situations too). As the second exception registered users of Enterprise or Ultimate 7.x and higher can request a copy of 6.56 if they need to use Data Sync with MySQL servers before 4.1.x.



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