[EP-tech] Database versions and Storage Engines
Matthew.Brady at usq.edu.au
Tue May 10 00:13:21 BST 2016
From: eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Ian Stuart
Sent: Monday, 9 May 2016 6:31 PM
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Subject: Re: [EP-tech] Database versions and Storage Engines
On 06/05/16 02:36, Matthew Brady wrote:
> Hi All,
> Just wondering if there are any pros/cons for moving the tables from
> the default MyISAM to InnoDB.
> The DBA's are wanting to upgrade MySQL to a newer version, and asked
> if swapping engines could also be performed.
> Is there any reasons I shouldn't move away from the MyISAM engine??
I've run EPrints against PostgreSQL for close on 10 years.
The only "problems" I've come across are
1) that the *install* requires mysql (and you change to Pg after the install), and
2) I need to upgrade to Pg 9.3 to get live replication across multiple databases
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