Upgrade from MySQL 5.6 to MariaDB - how much downtime?

cPanelMichael

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Hello,

The upgrade itself shouldn't result in downtime, but it's a good idea to backup your databases before upgrading, as mentioned in the previous response. Documentation on this option is found at:

MySQL or MariaDB Upgrade - Documentation - cPanel Documentation

Let us know if you have any additional questions.

Thank you.
 

cPanelMichael

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Well, the automated upgrade didn't work. MySQL needed to be manually uninstalled, which caused some downtime.
Hello,

I'm sorry to see it didn't go as planned. Were you able to troubleshoot the issue with a support ticket to determine what happened?

Thank you.