Ghost 5+ MariaDB

I have just realised that my Ghost installation is running on MariaDB.

What are the pitfalls if I leave my installation on MariaDB for a little longer?

Potential breaking changes with every new update or release.

For now everything works fine but I will refrain from updating going forward until I move to MYSQL.

The longer you leave it, the harder it will be - a few have done the migration recently and documented it:

I’ve done it on a couple of dev servers, and four production servers that have a mix of fifteen Ghost blogs, and some other software that also uses the database.

Do it on a test box first - and take an initial backup / snapshot of everything, follow the instructions, take notes and write up your experience



Thanks, gang. Appriciated.

MySQL is FOSS. Moreover, Ghost has a small development team, and maintaining Ghost for multiple databases is a costly endeavour.

Resources are used to introduce new features. However, since Ghost is open source, you are free to modify the code to support another database.

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