mySQL 5.6 - is it safe?

#1
Hello

I'm currently running mySQL 5.5.36. I have a need for some of the features of 5.6.

Is anyone running version 5.6.x?

Any issues with upgrading from 5.5 to 5.6?

I run WordPress sites - any issues with 5.6 there?

Thanks!
 

KH-Jonathan

Director of Managed Services
Staff member
#2
I've not heard of any issues updating to 5.6 and it's now in our new VPS template for all new deployments and has been for several weeks now. There's a few config variables that change so if it won't start after the update just open a ticket and we'll fix this for you.
 

Dan

Moderator
#3
I just ran this update and as @KH-Jonathan said I had had trouble restarting the service.

I did submit a ticket but continued digging myself and discovered that it was due to a deprecated variable in the file /etc/my.cnf.

table_cache needed to be changed to table_open_cache then it came right up.
 
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