Migrate MySQL to MariaDB in Ubuntu 12.10

If you have MySQL installed on an Ubuntu (12.10) server and are looking to migrate to MariaDB , here are the steps to migrate over to MariaDB 10.

MariaDB is a drop-in replacement for MySQL - you don’t need to export then import your databases - it just works

Remove MySQL

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo apt-get remove mysql-server
sudo apt-get remove mysql-server-5.5
sudo apt-get remove mysql-server-core-5.5

Add MariaDB repository

sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 0xcbcb082a1bb943db
sudo add-apt-repository 'deb http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/pub/MariaDB/repo/10.0/ubuntu quantal main'
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mariadb-server

Check that its worked

mysql --version

If the migration was a success it’ll says the distribution of mysql is MariaDB - similar to below

mysql  Ver 15.1 Distrib 10.0.3-MariaDB, for debian-linux-gnu (i686) using readline 5.1

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