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I converted the final master database server over to MariaDB 10 this morning.  Went fairly smooth, sorry for the little bit of downtime and burps during the upgrade.

 

Other webmasters should think about moving away from mySQL and towards MariaDB.  Michael "Monty" Widenius, the creator of the original mySQL sold mySQL to Sun Microsystems in 2008.  He and much of the original mySQL dev team went on to fork mySQL shortly after and has since been developing MariaDB.  Without mySQL TMN wouldn't be what it is, that's a developer I want to make sure to follow.

 

I fear what Oracle brings to mySQL as did Monty... he didn't want it to fall into Oracle's hands, he sold to Sun Microsystems but Oracle purchased Sun so they got mySQL.  (he had to know that acquisition was possible in the future.)  I bet that development and security patches will be slower with mySQL going forward.

 

Switch to MariaDB now, if you go beyond mySQL 5.6 it will be more difficult to switch later.  They're branching away from each other.  If you're already past mySQL 5.6... you'll have to export, install and import.

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