How To Install MySQL / MariaDB on Fedora 20

Reading Time: < 1 minuteMariaDB is a drop-in replacement for MySQL. It is easy to install, offers many speed and performance improvements, and is easy to integrate into most MySQL deployments. Answers for compatibility questions can be found at: MariaDB versus MySQL – Compatibility. MariaDB offers more storage engines than MySQL, including Cassandra (NoSQL), XtraDB (drop-in replacement for InnoDB), and OQGRAPH.
Pre-Flight Check
  • These instructions are intended for installing MariaDB on a single Fedora 20 node.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed Fedora 20 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.
Install MariaDB
MariaDB is as simple as running just one command: yum -y install mysql-server mysql And then start MySQL, now MariaDB: systemctl start mysqld Be sure that MySQL/MariaDB starts at boot: systemctl enable mariadb To check the status of MySQL/MariaDB: systemctl status mysqld To top MySQL/MariaDB: systemctl stop mysqld Check the installation with the command client: mysql Your MariaDB connection id is 2 Server version: 5.5.39-MariaDB-wsrep MariaDB Server, wsrep_25.10.r4014 Copyright (c) 2000, 2014, Oracle, Monty Program Ab and others. Type ‘help;’ or ‘\h’ for help. Type ‘\c’ to clear the current input statement. MariaDB [(none)]>
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