We're now planning to upgrade Connector/J to be able to upgrade to 5.6 again.
There are two methods of downgrading:
- Dump/Restore with mysqldump. This is easy and reliable, but can take more time.
- In place (replace binaries, don't change data). This fast, but won't work if file formats have changed.
I went for the in place method. I expected this to work without many issues as this database was not using the fancy new features like fulltext indexes for [Read more...]