Operating System & Version
CentOS 7.9.2009
cPanel & WHM Version
104.0.7

grayloon

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Oct 31, 2007
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I currently have a web server running cPanel . Sites on that server use a remote database server running MariaDB 10.2 on CentOS 7.9. Due to a dwindling number of sites we host, I'd like to combine servers by moving MariaDB to my cPanel web server. I see there are already some MySQL Community 5.7 packages on the cPanel server. Should I remove those before I install MariaDB? Any "gotchas" I should look out for?
 

andrew.n

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Jun 9, 2020
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No, you can upgrade from MySQL 5.7 to MariaDB by simply logging in to WHM and on the left choose MySQL upgrade option.

(MariaDB 10.2 is EOL fyi so I suggest you to install a more recent one)