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From:Dimitre Radoulov Date:April 15 2014 12:12pm
Subject:Re: Things to be considered before/after the OS patch or upgrade
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On 15/04/2014 14:03, Reindl Harald wrote:
> [...]
>>> el5 = RHEL5
>>> el6 = RHEL6
>>>
>>> may i suggest to hire someone managing your systems
>> [...]
>>
>> It seems that I gave a wrong impression, but we actually have a big
>> team of sys admins :)
> so what are they doing then all day long since you still run 5.5
> released 4 years ago followed by 5 minor-updates bringing
> critical security fixes?
>
> 5.5, also termed Update 5, 30 March 2010 (kernel 2.6.18-194)[17]
> 5.6, also termed Update 6, 13 January 2011 (kernel 2.6.18-238)[17]
> 5.7, also termed Update 7, 21 July 2011 (kernel 2.6.18-274)[17]
> 5.8, also termed Update 8, 20 February 2012 (kernel 2.6.18-308)[17]
> 5.9, also termed Update 9, 7 January 2013 (kernel 2.6.18-348)[17]
> 5.10, also termed Update 10, 1 October 2013 (kernel 2.6.18-371)[17]

Well,
your question is definitely valid. Long story short - internal policies.

>> And we, DBAs, are managing the databases,
>> thus my initial question ...
> and you are stating that you don't use the distribution packages
> of MySQL so it is not affected at all from a dist-upgrade?

No, absolutely. We're using the Community and the Enterprise editions of 
the Oracle's MySQL distribution.


Best regards
Dimitre

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Things to be considered before/after the OS patch or upgradeDimitre Radoulov15 Apr 2014
  • Re: Things to be considered before/after the OS patch or upgradeReindl Harald15 Apr 2014
    • Re: Things to be considered before/after the OS patch or upgradeDimitre Radoulov15 Apr 2014
      • Re: Things to be considered before/after the OS patch or upgradeManuel Arostegui15 Apr 2014
        • Re: Things to be considered before/after the OS patch or upgradeDimitre Radoulov15 Apr 2014
          • Re: Things to be considered before/after the OS patch or upgradeJohan De Meersman15 Apr 2014
            • Re: Things to be considered before/after the OS patch or upgradeDimitre Radoulov15 Apr 2014
            • Re: Things to be considered before/after the OS patch or upgradeReindl Harald15 Apr 2014
              • Re: Things to be considered before/after the OS patch or upgradeDimitre Radoulov15 Apr 2014
      • Re: Things to be considered before/after the OS patch or upgradeReindl Harald15 Apr 2014
        • Re: Things to be considered before/after the OS patch or upgradeDimitre Radoulov15 Apr 2014
Re: Things to be considered before/after the OS patch or upgradeDimitre Radoulov15 Apr 2014