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Re: New server, switch to MariaDB, different versions



On 4/27/2013 10:54 PM, Tanstaafl wrote:

My current (8 yr old bare metal) server is currently running mysql
5.1.62, with just a couple of very small databases:


I am setting up a shiny new virtualized (ESXi host) server, that now has
MariaDB 5.5.30 on it...

My question is, can I do a dump from my old server running mysql 5.1.62,
then restore that dump to my new server running MariaDB 5.5.30, run
mysql_upgrade, and have any kind of reasonable expectation of it working?

Yes, it would be a very reasonable expectation. It's supposed to work.


I'd rather not update the current (production) server to MariaDB (I'm
gunshy when it comes to major changes on a production system).

If not, then my other option would be to downgrade MariaDB on  the new
server to 5.1.66... but again, I'd rather not do that if it isn't

Thanks - I'm really looking forward to saying goodbye to mysql (for
political reasons, the software itself has served me well these 8 years,
it's just too bad that they got bought by Oracle)...


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