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Re: Full Replacement of MySQL (innoDB, mysql Workbench, data, etc)
> We've done lots of testing to make sure MariaDB works as seamlessly as
> possible for those moving from MySQL to MariaDB. As with any upgrade, I
> would definitely recommend making a backup and testing MariaDB on your
> end to ensure everything works with your applications and use-cases
> before putting it into production.
My company is developing an application atop MariaDB at the moment and it's
been a seamless process moving from MySQL.
> For compatibility purposes, XtraDB identifies itself to the server as
> InnoDB, so there's no need to change ENGINE= in any SQL files. Any
> existing InnoDB tables will start using XtraDB automatically after the
If you try to specify ENGINE=XtraDB you will see a failure because of what
Daniel said... Again, we're developing against "XtraDB" and haven't
experienced a problem working under the assumption that it is "InnoDB."
Yes. All of our testing indicates you can upgrade from MySQL to MariaDB
> and all of your schemas, tables, data, relations, comments, indexes,
> and so on will "just work" like they did with MySQL without you having
> to change anything. Of course, as with any upgrade, I would recommend
> testing on a non-production server before putting MariaDB into
Not that this is recommended but some of our developers work against MySQL
while others work against MariaDB. We're trying to transition to all
MariaDB but I figured I'd say it to assuage possibly anguish others might
have with such an approach for major version matching (namely 5.1 ish).
Hopefully that's helpful to you Enrique. Buenas suerte!