>[AM] If you've the option to use MySQL 5.6 then managing replication is a lot simpler
and more reliable...
>MySQL 5.6 Failing over is described in section 5 of
http://www.mysql.com/why-mysql/white-papers/mysql-replication-tutorial/ - note that the
paper deals with a more complex scenario where there are multiple >slaves and so you
I don't normally rush when it comes to upgrading services. MySQL 5.6 has been recently
released and I prefer until the RPM package has been included in most YUM repos and it has
been throughly tested. I still remember how painful was to install a new system with MySQL
(5.5 I believe) under Ubuntu last May. I had to report a bug and make some tweaks in order
to get the mysql service installed.