Test Day:2013-04-30 MariaDB
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What to test?
Today's instalment of Fedora Test Day will focus on the F19 feature Replacing MySQL by MariaDB. The test cases will focus on functional compatibility, upgrading issues and data migration.
The following cast of characters will be available testing, workarounds, bug fixes, and general discussion ...
Prerequisite for Test Day
Optionally, you may download a non-destructive live image for your architecture. Tips on using a live image are available at FedoraLiveCD.
- Recommended: It is better to have own working MySQL deployment (mysql-server installed and configured) with own testing data
- Optionally: Even better would be to have any application that uses locally installed MySQL database as a backend (client-side may be on a different system)
Backup data before testing
In case you are going to test MariaDB on a system with non-empty MySQL data, you should backup your data before.
Data Recovery from backup
In case something gets wrong, you can get back to backed-up data.
In case you need to migrate data from one database instance to another (which can be even of another version, but keep in mind that only 5.0->5.1->5.5 upgrade paths are actually supported), you need to:
- backup data on source instance
- restore data on destination instance
mysql_upgradeon destination instance
The following test cases focus on testing potential upgrading issues on the one hand and on functionality issues on the other hand.
Upgrading from MySQL to MariaDB and data migration
In order to test MariaDB, you can either use already installed Fedora 18, Fedora 19 Live CD images or properly installed version of upcoming Fedora 19. Depending on which way you choose you can perform one of the following test cases:
- Upgrading from MySQL to MariaDB in F18 using a testing repository created for the Test day
- Going back from MariaDB to MySQL in F18
- Installing MariaDB in Fedora 19
Functional compatibility testing
After you have successfully installed MariaDB on your system, you can test functionality using the following test cases:
- Testing akonadi package
- Testing amarok package
- Testing phpMyAdmin package
- Testing gammu package
- Testing WordPress package
- Testing ReviewBoard package
- Testing MariaDB in libreoffice-base package
- Your own application...
The most relevant test would be using MariaDB on an application with real data. Therefore if you have any type of application that uses MySQL as a back-end, we'd like to encourage you to test this application with a copy of real data together with MariaDB database.
If you have problems with any of the tests, report a bug to Red Hat Bugzilla usually for the component mariadb. If you are unsure about exactly how to file the report or what other information to include, just ask on IRC and we will help you. Once you have completed the tests, add your results to the Results table below, following the example results from the first line as a template. The first column should be your name with a link to your User page in the Wiki if you have one. For each test case, use the result template to enter your result, as shown in the example result line.
MariaDB upgrade testing
|User||Data backup||Data restore||Upgrading in F18||Installing in F19||References|
MariaDB functionality testing
|User||akonadi||amarok||phpMyAdmin||WordPress||ReviewBoard||libreoffice-base||Your own application||References|