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From:shawn 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
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