Category Archives: Upgrades

Detecting Incompatible Use of Spatial Functions before Upgrading to MySQL 8.0

There are many changes to spatial functions in MySQL 8.0:

The first two are failing cases.…

Upgrading to MySQL 8.0? Here is what you need to know…

In my previous blog post, I had described the steps to perform an in-place upgrade for upgrading from MySQL 5.7 to MySQL 8.0. In this blog post, I will discuss about the considerations that needs to be taken into account while upgrading to MySQL 8.0

The general in-place upgrade requirement is that MySQL 8.0 will understand the disk image produced by MySQL 5.7. …

Upgrading Spatial Indexes to MySQL 8.0

MySQL has had spatial indexes for many years, but they have all been Cartesian (X and Y coordinates) indexes. MySQL 8.0 adds support for geographic (latitude-longitude) indexes. In an earlier blog post, I described how the feature works. In this post, we’ll go into the details of how to upgrade from 5.7 to 8.0 if you have spatial indexes.…

MySQL Shell 8.0.4: Introducing “Upgrade checker” utility

MySQL 8.0 brings a lot of exciting new features and improvements. To make sure that your 5.7 system is ready for an upgrade there are certain steps you should take, described in our documentation: upgrade prerequisites. To make this process as quick and easy as possible we are introducing in MySQL Shell version 8.0.4 new utility called “Upgrade checker” (UC).…

Sushi = Beer ?! An introduction of UTF8 support in MySQL 8.0

In MySQL 8.0 our plan is to drastically improve support for utf8. While utf8 support itself dates back to MySQL 4.1, there exist some limitations. The “sushi = beer” problem in the title refers to Bug #76553. Sushi and beer don’t even go well together, at least not to my taste:-) I will use this bug as an example to explain issues with utf8 collations in the past and our plans for utf8 support going forward.…