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drupal 6 & mysql 5.6

Discussion in 'Database Discussion' started by Venomous21, Jun 11, 2015.

  1. Venomous21

    Venomous21 Well-Known Member

    Jun 28, 2012
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    Currently, I have several drupal 6 sites that are running fine with php 5.3.x & mysql 5.5. I am in the process of moving them to a new server so I can upgrade the old server to php 5.4 without messing up drupal 6 since it causes issues with some of the modules & themes. Unfortunately, the web host only provides VPS pre-loaded with mysql 5.6.

    If my drupal 6 sites run fine with mysql 5.5, should they also run fine with mysql 5.6? I've researched the issue and the general consensus seems to be "yes." Anyone have any experience they can share? Obviously, I will test the sites before making them live but want to ask about this so I can plan for any possible problems.

    Someone said this:

    In your settings.php file change $db_url = 'mysql://...' to $db_url = 'mysqli://...' to use the mysqli driver; it's that simple.

    I know cpanel says downgrading mysql from 5.6 to 5.5 is "unsupported" but could I try doing this since I'm running php 5.3? What are the major risks? I would only try this as a last resort.

    Thank you.
  2. Infopro

    Infopro cPanel Sr. Product Evangelist
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    May 20, 2003
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    You might do better to ask this over at the Drupal forums. Here's the requirements page:
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