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How to Upgrade MySQL Server Using RPMs (Doc ID 1991640.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 28, 2023

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 4.0 and later
Generic Linux


Upgrade MySQL Server using RPM, between major versions or patch releases.


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In this Document
 Read "How to Upgrade MySQL Server" documents first
 Check the compatibility between versions
 Upgrade procedure
 1- Backup first
 2- Fix any issues found after you ran the util.checkForServerUpgrade()
 3- Stop Server
 4- Upgrade Server
 Upgrade to version 5.6 or lower
 Upgrade to version 5.7.x or 8.x
 5- Start Server (if not already started before)
 6- Run mysql_upgrade (*ONLY* when upgrading to versions before v8.0.16)
 7- Verify the server tables and data

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