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
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