There are several ways to upgrade MySQL (http://mysql.com). In this post, we will use a combination of shell scripts and the mysqldump application to export our MySQL (http://mysql.com) data, and then re-import it back into the upgraded version of MySQL (http://mysql.com).
In this example, we will be doing a minor version upgrade. We will be going from 5.6.17 to 5.6.19. This method may not work if you are upgrading from one major release to another – from 5.1 to 5.5, or 5.5 to 5.6. You will want to check each version and review the new features/functions and also what features/functions have been deprecated. We are also assuming that no one will be using the database during the time it takes[Read more...]