I have been meaning to update some systems to MariaDB 10.0 and finally had a bit of time to get around to that. The documentation of specifics of what’s needed to go from MariaDB 5.5 to 10.0 can be found here and while it’s not very long it seems there’s little to actually do.
Having already upgraded some servers from MySQL 5.5 to 5.6 the process and appropriate configuration changes were very similar so all in all a rather non event.
One thing which is always a concern if systems can not be down for long is the time to do the upgrade. While you see many blog posts talking about taking a backup via mysqldump and then loading it all back this is not really an option on many systems I manage and a replacement[Read more...]