Comments - MariaDB versus MySQL - Compatibility

9 years, 10 months ago Paul Simmons

I have loaded MariaDB onto a fresh computer along with Apache and PHP. It works OK. On another computer I have an AMP system with a heap of data - MYISAM. I was hoping to be able to copy the data files across; both being MYISAM. Seems this won't work; or am I missing something?

Do I have to load MySQL onto the new computer first and then MariaDB on top of it; then data files get converted to a slightly differnt format? Thanks Paul

9 years, 10 months ago Sergei Golubchik

No, you don't. You should be able to copy MyISAM tables.

To understand why it didn't work for you I'd need more details about how exactly it "won't work". But please don't start a discussion here, send an email with the exact error message that you've got to

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