[debian-mysql] Bug#853972: Bug#853972: mariadb-10.1: upgrading from mysql-5.7 renders old data inaccessible with no option to abort

Julian Gilbey jdg at debian.org
Thu Feb 2 18:58:22 UTC 2017

On Thu, Feb 02, 2017 at 05:19:23PM +0000, Robie Basak wrote:
> This is (roughly) my plan in bug 841345. Except that since various third
> party tooling expects /var/lib/mysql, I want to maintain that as a
> symlink or something. So the data directories would be separate (keep
> their own inode numbers, if that helps explain it), just that we rename
> and/or symlink them around when switching variants to keep the name
> /var/lib/mysql always leading to the current variant's data directory.

Thanks!  That sounds wonderful, but as you say - very complicated!



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