Thanks to everyone who participated in this week’s live webinar on how to upgrade to MySQL 5.7. If you missed the session and/or would like to watch the replay in your own time, it is now available online for sign up and viewing.

There are a few things you need to keep in mind when planning this MySQL upgrade, such as important changes between versions 5.6 and 5.7 as well as detailed testing that needs to precede any upgrade process. In this webinar, amongst other things, we looked at how to best research, prepare and perform such tests before the time comes to finally start the upgrade.

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  1. Preparation for upgrade - changes between 5.6 and 5.7
    • Information_schema changes
    • SQL modes
    • Changes in authentication model
    • Other changes
  2. Upgrade test planning and execution
    • Designing testing environment
    • Building testing environment
    • Performing regression tests using pt-upgrade
    • Performing application tests
  3. Upgrade process
    • Upgrading slaves
    • Switchover and upgrade of the old master


Krzysztof Książek, Senior Support Engineer at Severalnines, is a MySQL DBA with experience managing complex database environments for companies like Zendesk, Chegg, Pinterest and Flipboard.

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