Replacing MySQL with MariaDb

Given Oracle’s recent changes to MySQL (i.e. commercialization, closed
source addins, etc.), and Monty’s fork from the MySQL project into
MariaDb, which extends the original MySQL ethic, how difficult will it
be to replace MySQL with MariaDb?

I guess the larger question is, will RoR make this shift standard
anyday soon? I hope so.

Arthur

Hi!

On Sep 28, 7:41pm, Artful removed_em[email protected] wrote:

Given Oracle’s recent changes to MySQL (i.e. commercialization, closed
source addins, etc.), and Monty’s fork from the MySQL project into
MariaDb, which extends the original MySQL ethic, how difficult will it
be to replace MySQL with MariaDb?

Replacing it is as simple as uninstalling MySQL, installing MariaDB,
and starting it up. It reads the same data files, listens to the same
port, etc. You use the same Rails connector

I guess the larger question is, will RoR make this shift standard
anyday soon? I hope so.

Officially, RoR I believe uses SQLite. You then do a “rake migrate
mysql” to use MariaDB.

HTH!

Hi,

 +1 to Colin Charles

 And if you want to migrate your data in a easy way you can check

“yaml_db” gem!

 Greetings,

El 28/09/2011 13:41, Artful escribi:

Given Oracle’s recent changes to MySQL (i.e. commercialization, closed
source addins, etc.), and Monty’s fork from the MySQL project into
MariaDb, which extends the original MySQL ethic, how difficult will it
be to replace MySQL with MariaDb?

I guess the larger question is, will RoR make this shift standard
anyday soon? I hope so.

Arthur


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