Upgrading from MariaDB 11.1 to MariaDB 11.2

This page includes details for upgrading from MariaDB 11.1 to MariaDB 11.2. Note that MariaDB 11.1 and MariaDB 11.2 are both short-term releases, only maintained for one year.

How to Upgrade

For Windows, see Upgrading MariaDB on Windows.

Before you upgrade, it would be best to take a backup of your database. This is always a good idea to do before an upgrade. We would recommend Mariabackup.

The suggested upgrade procedure is:

  1. Modify the repository configuration, so the system's package manager installs MariaDB 11.2. For example,
  2. Stop MariaDB.
  3. Uninstall the old version of MariaDB.
    • On Debian, Ubuntu, and other similar Linux distributions, execute the following:
      sudo apt-get remove mariadb-server
    • On RHEL, CentOS, Fedora, and other similar Linux distributions, execute the following:
      sudo yum remove MariaDB-server
    • On SLES, OpenSUSE, and other similar Linux distributions, execute the following:
      sudo zypper remove MariaDB-server
  4. Install the new version of MariaDB.
  5. Make any desired changes to configuration options in option files, such as my.cnf. This includes removing any options that are no longer supported.
  6. Start MariaDB.
  7. Run mariadb-upgrade.
    • mariadb-upgrade does two things:
      1. Ensures that the system tables in the mysql database are fully compatible with the new version.
      2. Does a very quick check of all tables and marks them as compatible with the new version of MariaDB .

Incompatible Changes Between 11.1 and 11.2

On most servers upgrading from 11.1 should be painless. However, there are some things that have changed which could affect an upgrade:

Options That Have Changed Default Values

OptionOld defaultNew default
optimizer_switchSee optimizer-switch.

Options That Have Been Removed or Renamed

The following options should be removed or renamed if you use them in your option files:

old_alter_tableSuperceded by alter_algorithm.

Deprecated Options

The following options have been deprecated. They have not yet been removed, but will be in a future version, and should ideally no longer be used.

innodb_purge_rseg_truncate_frequencyThe motivation for introducing this in MySQL seems to have been to avoid stalls due to freeing undo log pages or truncating undo log tablespaces. In MariaDB, innodb_undo_log_truncate=ON should be a much lighter operation because it will not involve any log checkpoint, hence this is deprecated and ignored

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