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  • Pre-Upgrade (4.2.2 -> 5.1.6) MySQL Question

    Hi,

    This weekend I am going to upgrade my installation from 4.2.2 to 5.1.6. I noticed the MySQL version requirement is now 5.1.5+. However, my current installation is on an older version.

    When I perform the upgrade, will I be able to point it toward the old database, or is there some process I will need to follow to create a new database with the most current MySQL version, then import all my data from my current database?

    Fair warning - I'm more of a DIY'er and not a "real" web guy. I'm not afraid of doing some reading and figuring stuff out, but you'll go over my head pretty quickly if not careful.

    Thank you!!
    Timothy

  • #2
    This may be a silly question (sorry if it is) but can't you just get your webhost to upgrade your version of MySQL for you?

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    • #3
      You would have to have your hosting provider upgrade MySQL for you. You really shouldn't be running versions of MySQL before 5.1.5 in a production environment at this time.
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