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MariaDB - Will limesurvey work on MariaDB?

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3 years 10 months ago #95044 by spessex
Hi

Does anyone know if Lime Survey will work with MariaDB as opposed to MySQL?

Additionally, if it does work can existing LS MySQL databases be moved across to MariaDB without issue?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Stephen

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2 years 3 months ago #113818 by pure
Hi Stephen,

have you tried to use Limesurvey with MariaDB, was there any trouble?
As nobody answered before, it would be helpfull, if you could drop a short line...

Thank you!

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2 years 3 months ago #113823 by c_schmitz
As MariaDB is fully MySQL compatible it should not be a problem - if you happen to stumble on anything just let us know.

Best regards

Carsten Schmitz
LimeSurvey project leader

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9 months 6 days ago #136272 by dspaan
Just reporting back that i just succesfully uninstalled MySQL and installed MariaDB 5.5 on an OpenSUSE server and Limesurvey is running fine on version 2.50+ (160512).
The following user(s) said Thank You: holch, Ben_V

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9 months 4 days ago #136357 by Mazi

dspaan wrote: Just reporting back that i just succesfully uninstalled MySQL and installed MariaDB 5.5 on an OpenSUSE server and Limesurvey is running fine on version 2.50+ (160512).

What's the benefit of running Maria DB instead of MySQL?


Best regards/Beste Grüße,
Dr. Marcel Minke
(Limesurvey Head of Support)
Need Help? We offer professional Limesurvey support
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9 months 4 days ago #136362 by dspaan
Well i'm running Limesurvey on a ViCidial server and it had MySQL 5.2 but the requirement for updating Limesurvey is 5.5 so i upgraded to that MySQL version but then i verified with the main developer of Vicidial and he said this:

We do NOT recommend running MySQL 5.5 or higher. We instead recommend switching to a comparable MariaDB version, like most Linux distros have done in the last 2 years. Unfortunately, MySQL 5.5 removed a lot of legacy code that helped it to run better, That code is still in MariaDB, which is a drop-in replacement for MySQL.

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