[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Questions about MariaDB

Helms, Christopher J chris.helms at library.gatech.edu
Fri Feb 16 11:10:47 EST 2018

I've been running against MariaDB since AS version 1.4.2 without issue. We're currently on AS 2.2.2 and MariaDB 5.5.56. Incidentally, we recently finished a problem free MySQL to MariaDB cluster migration for all of our applications.


Christopher J. Helms
Application Developer Mgr | Library IT&D
Georgia Institute of Technology
Phone: (404) 385-6277

On 2018-02-11, 9:16 PM, "archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org on behalf of Francis Kayiwa" <archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org on behalf of kayiwa at princeton.edu> wrote:

    On 2/9/18 4:50 PM, Crawford, David E wrote:
    > We have been using MySQL for our ArchivesSpace for several years, but
    > our institution wants to shift us to MariaDB.  The university no longer
    > supports MySQL - not just for us, but campus wide. 
    > Will ArchivesSpace work with MariaDB?  If so, are there any problems or
    > issues I should anticipate with the transfer from MySQL?  And are there
    > any problems or issues I should anticipate running ArchivesSpace in the
    > future?
    > I should add that this is not a hostile takeover (i.e., I am not being
    > forced to make a change).  The IT folks are being very helpful, so any
    > information that helps them to help our archives will be appreciated.
    As others have said. MariaDB is a drop-in replacement for MySQL. For the
    purposes of Archivesspace you will see no difference. One can reasonably
    speculate that at some distant future date MySQL will diverge from
    MariaDB and cause minor differences with MariaDB[0] (Oracle's gonna
    Oracle! :-( ) but the optimist in me hopes open source projects will bet
    on MariaDB over MySQL when that day comes.
    [0] https://mariadb.com/kb/en/library/mariadb-vs-mysql-compatibility/

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