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Re: [EP-tech] Database versions and Storage Engines

Thanks Ian.

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From: eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Ian Stuart
Sent: Monday, 9 May 2016 6:31 PM
To: eprints-tech@ecs.soton.ac.uk
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


Ian Stuart.
Developer: ORI, RJ-Broker, and OpenDepot.org Bibliographics and Multimedia Service Delivery team, EDINA, The University of Edinburgh.


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