The MySQL 5 Database change will now take place on Tuesday 12th January.
What do MySQL 5 users need to know?
As previously indicated, database and service users will not be able to connect to web-db2 data sources between 07:30-09:00 on the date of the change.
What do MySQL 5 users need to do?
Since the change involves downtime, we advise that you communicate this to your service users.
Has the change been tested?
In-house testing suggests successful migration will be achieved. Should MySQL 5 users wish to test their own content, we can provide a test system on request.
Note: The name of the server will still reference web-db2 so you do not need to make changes to config files.
If you have any queries, please contact the IT Service Desk quoting change number 743.
We are proposing to decommission the current MySQL 5 Database server (web-db2.dundee.ac.uk) on Tuesday 1st December 2015.
What does this mean?
The physical server will be replaced with a dedicated Virtual Machine (VM) and we will also be moving from MySQL 5 to MariaDB 5.5, which is a drop in replacement for MySQL.
Will this affect me?
You will not be able to connect to web-db2 data sources between 07:30-09:00 until the new server is brought online. Test migrations have been carried out and the data validated with no significant errors reported.
Note: The server name will not change.
Please contact the IT Service Desk quoting change number 743 if the proposed timeline for this change does not meet your needs.