In this tutorial, we will learn the steps involved to upgrade MySQL Database Server on the Windows operating system.
First things first, back up your existing database. Before performing a MySQL server upgrade, it’s crucial to back up your existing database to prevent any potential data loss. You can use the mysqldump command-line tool or a GUI(graphical user interface) tool like MySQL Workbench to create a backup of your database.
Upgrade MySQL Database Server
Launch MySQL Installer. This will show the list of installed MySQL products and the current version installed.
An upgrade bubble will appear against the product if there is a new version out there.
Click on the Upgrade… button.
Select the MySQL products to upgrade. Click on the Next > button.
Click on the Execute button to upgrade the chosen MySQL products.
The installer will download the latest MySQL packages and will be upgraded to the latest version.
To maintain data integrity, the MySQL installer checks for upgrades to the system and data dictionary tables. Click on the Next > button.
Click on the Execute button to apply the configuration changes.
Click on the Finish button to complete the upgrade process and exit the MySQL installer.
Once the MySQL upgrade is completed, it’s important to thoroughly test your applications to ensure they function correctly with the new MySQL server version. Perform various operations, run SQL queries, and run basic verification tests to verify that your database and application are working as expected.
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