MYSQL01 (USA) Server Upgrade (5.5 => 5.6)

We will be performing an upgrade of our MySQL services in our US data-center on Friday, February 15th at 10PM MST. This upgrade will affect MySQL server MYSQL01, during this upgrade the MySQL services will be unavailable, and we expect this upgrade to take up to an hour. The first upgrade of the core services will only take a few moments to complete, however the “mysql_upgrade” utility will be the majority of the required upgrade time. This utility will check all tables to make sure there is compatibility with the new build of MySQL 5.6 and attempt to fix any incompatibilities where required. This will also upgrade permissions to support any and all new features of MySQL 5.6.

Please make sure to backup all of your MySQL databases to your local computer before this time. You may use or the control panels “Backup Database” feature to do this. Please avoid submitting tickets to our support department in regards to a website or application being unavailable during the upgrade time.

We will update this post with information about the upgrade If you have any questions or concerns about this, please contact our support department.

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