As a developer at another company (not Oracle), I once worked the support phone lines as the philosophy of the company was that developers should be familiar with real customers and their applications. I recall one call on a particular morning: a customer was crying because she had upgraded her database. The upgrade had destroyed her data. And, she had no backup. Her research data had been created for her PhD thesis. Sadly, she could not complete her degree since her work had been destroyed.
This true story has always reminded me of how deadly an upgrade can be.
Fortunately, the Oracle MySQL Cloud Service (MySQLCS) software has made the upgrade process more robust. With the MySQLCS software, you can test drive your upgrade process with your application. By spinning up a MySQLCS cloud instance you can:
- Pre-check the new MySQL version to make sure system requirements such as disk space are adequate before the …