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From: mark carson (mcarsonpixie.co.za)
Date: Wed Nov 07 2007 - 03:47:01 CST
Make sure you use the mysqldump from version 5 and not version 3. Also
recheck all your application queries once you have restored the data the
list of changes SQL syntax might haunt you.
thomas Armstrong wrote:
> Hi Tiago. Thank you very much for your answer.
>>> I decided to migrate to MySQL 5.0, and I've got some questions:
>>> - I installed MySQL from sources on '/usr/local/mysql'. Is it as easy
>>> as installing it again on '/usr/local/mysql5'?
>> Yep. Just change the '--prefix' com './configure' time.
>>> - what must I back up to migrate data? '/usr/local/mysql/var' directory?
>>> - is there any tutorial/webpage to carry out this migration?
>> I would like to suggest that you do one dump on old database, stop the
>> old and restore on newer database.
>> Just copy the datafiles can work on small upgrades (mysql 3 -> 4) but I
>> don't know what is the problem of this, I prefer the basic: dump and
> So you're suggesting to:
> - install MySQL 5 from sources on '/usr/local/mysql5' without starting it
> - dump data from MySQL 3
> - stop MySQL 3
> - start MySQL 5
> - restore data in MySQL 5
> - delete MySQL 3
> is it right?
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