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From:shawn l.green Date:December 5 2013 2:07am
Subject:Re: 5.1 to 5.6 upgrade: is it possible?
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Hello Sabika,
On 12/4/2013 2:56 PM, Sabika Makhdoom wrote:
> I would from 5.1.40 to 5.5.8 first and then to 5.6
>
>

Why 5.5.8? Our current release is 5.5.35.  5.5.8 is an ancient release 
of 5.5 and represents the very first GA release of 5.5 . There have been 
27 additional releases (each with their own set of improvements and bug 
fixes) since then.

If anyone cannot perform a stepwise binary upgrade 
(...->4.1->5.0->5.5->5.6->5.7-> ... ) , then dump your 5.1 data and 
restore it to an empty installation of your target version.  (Note 5.7 
is not yet GA but is available for testing and planning purposes).   A 
binary upgrade is where you change out the installed package (the 
binaries and their support files) followed by an execution of the 
utility mysql_upgrade followed by performing any corrective actions that 
mysql_upgrade identifies.

Warmest regards,
-- 
Shawn Green
MySQL Senior Principal Technical Support Engineer
Oracle USA, Inc. - Hardware and Software, Engineered to Work Together.
Office: Blountville, TN
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5.1 to 5.6 upgrade: is it possible?Ilya Kazakevich4 Dec
  • Re: 5.1 to 5.6 upgrade: is it possible?Peter Brawley4 Dec
  • Re: 5.1 to 5.6 upgrade: is it possible?Sabika Makhdoom4 Dec
    • Re: 5.1 to 5.6 upgrade: is it possible?shawn l.green5 Dec