How to Upgrade MariaDB 5.5 to MariaDB 10.0 on CentOS 7

Reading Time: 2 minutesMariaDB is a drop-in replacement for MySQL installed by default on CentOS 7, and offers many speed and performance improvements. 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 upgrading from MariaDB 5.5 to MariaDB 10.0 on CentOS 7.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed CentOS 7 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.
Step #1: Add the MariaDB Repository
First, you’ll follow a simple best practice: ensuring the list of available packages is up to date before installing anything new: yum -y update Now find which repo you should use with the MariaDB repository generator. We’re going to add the CentOS 7 (64 bit) MariaDB 10.0 repository. For a refresher on editing files with vim see: New User Tutorial: Overview of the Vim Text Editor vim /etc/yum.repos.d/MariaDB10.repo # MariaDB 10.0 CentOS repository list – created 2014-10-13 13:04 UTC # [mariadb] name = MariaDB baseurl = gpgkey= gpgcheck=1 Then exit and save the file with the command :wq .
Step #2: Remove the Existing MariaDB Installation
Be sure to backup MariaDB and/or your entire server before proceeding with the following instructions!
Removing MariaDB will remove services that depend on MariaDB!
Stop MariaDB: systemctl stop mariadb Remove the existing MariaDB packages: yum remove mariadb-server mariadb mariadb-libs Clean-up the repository cache information with the following command: yum clean all
Step #3: Install MariaDB 10.0
At this point, installing MariaDB 10.0 is as simple as running just one command: yum -y install MariaDB-server MariaDB-client And then start MariaDB again: systemctl start mysql Be sure that MariaDB is set to start at boot: systemctl enable mysql Run mysql_upgrade: mysql_upgrade Verify MySQL is now MariaDB by using the command client: mysql Welcome to the MariaDB monitor. Commands end with ; or \g. Your MariaDB connection id is 4 Server version: 10.0.14-MariaDB MariaDB Server Copyright (c) 2000, 2014, Oracle, SkySQL Ab and others. Type ‘help;’ or ‘\h’ for help. Type ‘\c’ to clear the current input statement. MariaDB [(none)]>
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