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MySQL Versions: Choosing the Right One for Your Needs

This post was originally published in 2011 and was updated in October 2023.

I see this message on our forums, and I think it’s a great question: “Which version of Percona Server is currently recommended?” It’s really the same question as “Which version of MySQL is currently recommended?” In this blog, we cover everything you need to know about how to choose the right version of MySQL for your needs, as well as key information on the latest versions, 5.7 and 8.0.

Understanding MySQL Versions

MySQL versions play a pivotal role in database management, as each MySQL version represents a distinct release, encompassing enhancements, bug fixes, and new features that affect the performance, security, and functionality of the database and applications. Staying informed about MySQL version updates is vital for anyone tasked with managing databases, as it directly impacts the efficiency and reliability of data …

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Upgrade MySQL to 8.0? Yes, but Avoid Disaster!

Upgrading to MySQL version 8.0 is a hot topic since version 5.7 is approaching the official end of life very soon. MySQL 5.7 EOL is set for the end of October 2023.

If you feel unprepared for the upgrade, consider post-EOL support from Percona. But it would be the worst if you proceeded with the upgrade in haste.

  • Long database service downtime
  • Some queries become slow
  • Applications stop working due to incompatibilities
  • Data loss

This is what can happen if MySQL’s major upgrade to 8.0 turns out not as you hoped for. Yes, it can be that serious, so do consider the major upgrade as an important project, not just a routine maintenance task! From my experience as a Support Engineer, I think the most frequent problem is query …

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Get upgrading from MySQL 5.7 to MySQL 8.0

An inordinate amount of our Galera Cluster customer base is still using the MySQL 5.7 variant of Galera Cluster. Besides not being able to have access to all the new features of the Galera 4 library, MySQL 5.7 is rapidly reaching End of Life (EOL) status in October 2023. This is less than six months away, and it is also why we would like to focus on getting our users upgraded to MySQL 8.0 with Galera Cluster.

Firstly, MySQL 8 has been Generally Available (GA) since 19 April 2018. That is a whole five years, and you must by now, already know that there is a new release model, where there are new features included in minor releases. The release notes are a must read. Next, Codership released Galera Cluster 4 with MySQL 8 with MySQL 8.0.19, on …

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Upgrading your Galera Cluster from MySQL 5.7 to MySQL 8.0

Recently we had a question on getting your Galera Cluster upgraded from MySQL 5.7 to MySQL 8.0. While we have plenty of extensive documentation on Upgrading Galera Cluster, this blog covers the Linux example for a rolling major upgrade (the procedure is documented, but this is more extensive). So we will describe going from MySQL 5.7.23 to MySQL 8.0.28 on one node. We did this on CentOS 7.

Firstly, let’s start by disabling SELinux by executing setenforce 0.

We need to install the appropriate MySQL 5.7 binaries, so we can grab them from Since we have decided on MySQL 5.7.23, we should get the packages from …

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Minor version upgrade of a Galera Cluster for MySQL

Recently we got a question about how one can perform a minor version upgrade of a Galera Cluster, and today we just want to say that it is reasonably straightforward. While upgrades are a feature of Galera Manager that we are most excited to see come soon, today, doing it manually on the command line is quite simple! In this post, we will go through upgrading a 9-node geographically spread cluster, from MySQL 8.0.23 to 8.0.26. We also have extensive documentation: Upgrading Galera Cluster.

We have 3 nodes each in Singapore, London and San Francisco, making the cluster comprise of a total of 9 nodes, as we can confirm by executing: show status like 'wsrep_cluster_size';.

Since we installed all this via the RPM package manager on CentOS 7 by adding the YUM repository to the …

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[Upgrade] MySQL database upgrade to 8.x version tips

Recently we upgrade our database cluster to version 8.x .

Read this PDF to get some  experience    MySQL_8.x_upgrade

Plan your MySQL upgrade

I've made a short video that will give you tips and tricks to successfully upgrade to MySQL 8

The post Plan your MySQL upgrade first appeared on - Diary of a MySQL expert.

Upgrading MySQL to 8.0.12 with Audit plugin.

As a spin-off from the previous post,, I thought that it would be good to see how well the Audit plugin upgrades to MySQL 8. The big change in auditing is that the tables change from MyISAM to InnoDB, so keep your eyes open.

I’m using the previously used instance in version 5.7.18.


Before we do anything, let’s make sure auditing will be in place when we restart the instance with 8.0.12:

Uncomment the plugin-load & audit-log params we had originally commented out. After all, this is something we should have done in the last post (apologies!):

vi my_audit.cnf:

Restart the 5.7 instance so we upgrade from a rebooted / ‘as real as can be …

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Get the Auditors in: MySQL Enterprise Audit.

Here I have been looking into using the MySQL Enterprise Edition Audit Log plugin for 5.7. We have many options to audit (filters, encryption, compression, Workbench, rotation & purging, viewing the log, etc.) and it’s quite clear cut on what we’re auditing and not when active.

If you’re looking to go deep into the Audit Plugin, as part of the Enterprise Edition, you’ll want to look at the following Support note:

Master Note for MySQL Enterprise Audit Log Plugin (Doc ID 2299419.1)

And if you’re looking for other Audit Plugin examples, I’d recommend Tony Darnell’s blog post:

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How to Automate Minor Version Upgrades for MySQL on RDS

Amazon RDS for MySQL offers the option to automate minor version upgrades using the minor version upgrade policy, a property that lets you decide if Amazon is allowed to perform the upgrades on your behalf. Usually the goal is not to upgrade automatically every RDS instance but to keep up to date automatically non-production deployments. This helps you address engine issues as soon as possible and improve the automation of the deployment process.

If your are using the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) and you have an instance called test-rds01 it is as simple as changing

[--auto-minor-version-upgrade | --no-auto-minor-version-upgrade]

For example:

aws rds modify-db-instance --db-instance-identifier test-rds01 --apply-immediately …
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