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upgrading MySQL from 5.5 to 5.6
Rob Wood
July 19, 2017 - 1:52 pm


We have an installation of Magento v1 on our server, we are looking to migrate to Magento 2.

But our MySQL is 5.5 so we need to upgrade, and server company can only global update. So if I get them to update the MySQL this will update existing live website (magento v1) database as well.

Is this possible, is this ok? Or will I need some additional work to existing db

Many thanks in advance

Rodney - UE
July 26, 2017 - 8:41 am

This will depend if the Magento 1 you have is compatible with MySQL v.5.6. Ask your host if this would be possible.


Matthew Ogborne

July 27, 2017 - 1:34 pm
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Howdy Rob,

I recently migrated from 5.5 to 5.7, it’s not a simple task if you have no previous knowledge! So asking your hosting company to help is defintely worth doing,


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