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MYSQL Upgrade 3.23 -> 4.1 - 5.0?

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by thilo, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. thilo

    thilo Guest

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    Hi,
    i have some trouble with my Server Database. Here some Info`s about the Server Hard & Software:

    CPU: Intel P4 CPU 2.80GHz
    RAM: 512

    Mysql version: 3.23.58
    BS: Fedora Core 2 + Plesk 7.5.3

    One of my clients is running a huge phpbb forum (180GB Traffic/month) it needs the hole power of the db, in rush hours the db is not reachable (Too Many Connections)
    So is started to fix this problem, first read the mysql Manual. I found some Contents for a better performance by editing the my.cnf values
    here is what i did:
    Code:
    sort_buffer           current value: 2 097 144 <---- 4M
    table_cache           current value: 64 <---- 256 
    record_buffer         current value: 131072 <---- 1M 
    key_buffer_size       current value:  8 388 600   <---- 32M 
    
    the other variables are default

    i restart mysql -> after one hour the server performance was horrible, so i set the cnf back to defaults.
    A Friend of mine told me I should update MYSQL up to 4.1 / 5.0 to fix this problem.

    My Question`s
    - Should i upgrade the database up to 4.1 or 5.0?
    - If I upgrade mysql, is there a problem with plesk (things to do before?)
    - Are there other ways to fix it?

    Sorry for the bad english written skills

    greets thilo
     
  2. GARMTECH

    GARMTECH Guest

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    Your version of Plesk supports only MySQL 4.1. There theoretically no problem upgrading.
     
  3. thilo

    thilo Guest

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    thx for the fast reply -
    i think i`ll upgrade mysql up to 4.1 these days
     
  4. Highland

    Highland Guest

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    Use Yum and ART to upgrade to 4.1 and save yourself some headaches
     
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