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From:muad shibani Date:November 18 2011 8:15pm
Subject:Re: How often should we upgrade MySQL version
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I love the answer

On Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 10:59 PM, Daevid Vincent <daevid@stripped> wrote:

> Ever heard the old saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." ;-)
>
> I'd say that as a general rule:
>
> 1. if you aren't experiencing problems then don't upgrade.
> 2. if you aren't subject to any vulnerabilities that may be found, then
> don't upgrade
> 3. if you don't need a new feature introduced, then don't upgrade
> 4. if you need to be up 100%, then don't upgrade
>
> Having said that, it is possible to upgrade with minimal downtime if you're
> smart about it.
>
> Get another server (or two or three) that is a clone of the existing ones.
> Upgrade those. Test those. Swap over.
>
> Then for the next release, do the same thing with the servers you now have
> as the spares.
>
> If you're in such a mission critical situation, you should have spare
> servers and live hot-swapable backups anyways right.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Neil Tompkins [mailto:neil.tompkins@stripped]
> Sent: Friday, November 18, 2011 11:54 AM
> To: MySQL ML
> Subject: How often should we upgrade MySQL version
>
> We are running MySQL 5.1.46 with master to master replication with 3 other
> servers for 3 different websites in 3 different parts of the world.
>
> My question is how often should we be looking to upgrade our MySQL version
> considering we can't really afford any downtime.
>
> Thanks
> Neil
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How often should we upgrade MySQL versionNeil Tompkins18 Nov
  • RE: How often should we upgrade MySQL versionDaevid Vincent18 Nov
    • Re: How often should we upgrade MySQL versionmuad shibani18 Nov