Ben Stillman's Blog

October 10, 2014

How I Converted My Invision Power Board Site from MySQL 5.1 to MariaDB 10 With Minimal Downtime

For several years, I have hosted a medium sized Invision Power Board (IPB) site. The site has roughly 9,000+ users and 1,000,000+ posts. I work with MariaDB on a daily basis, and often find myself recommending it to customers. It's only appropriate I put my money where my mouth is, so to speak. This blog post has no benchmarks. It is just a very simple to follow set of steps I took to migrate my site from MySQL 5.1 to MariaDB 10 on CentOS 6.5 with very little downtime for the end users.

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August 03, 2014

Upgrading MySQL 5.1 to MariaDB 10.0 on CentOS 6

Today we're going to cover how to upgrade MySQL 5.1 to MariaDB 10 on Centos 6 in place. This tutorial is a general outline, and the steps were performed on an out-of-the-box install of MySQL 5.1. Do be careful to check your configuration file(s) when completed.

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April 30, 2014

Installing MariaDB 10.0.10 on Mac OS X with Homebrew

Developing on your Mac? Get the latest stable MariaDB version set up on OS X easily with Homebrew. See this step by step guide on installing MariaDB 10.0.10 by Ben Stillman. If you do already have Xcode and Homebrew installed, skip to step 4.

1 Install Xcode

xcode-select --install

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