Upgrade MariaDB 5.5 to 10.1 on CentOS 7 Plesk Server

EDIT 2022-05: Now Plesk has an easy MySQL upgrade script, to do the upgrade, run

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CentOS 7 Plesk Server come with MariaDB 5.5

The rpm packages installed where

To upgrade MariaDB, first take a backup of all databases.

Stop MariaDB databases

Make another backup of data files

Create file

Add following content

Now run

This will upgrade your MariaDB 5.5 to MariaDB 10.1

Start MariaDB

At this point, you have newer MariaDB 10.1

You need to upgrade databases, for this, run

Restart MariaDB

update the package version inside Plesk

Remove old MySQL symlink

Back to Plesk

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