How to upgrade to MySQL 8

If you’re looking for some help, it’s important to provide as much context as possible so that people are able to assist you. Try to always mention:

  • What version of Ghost are you using? 5.11.0
  • What errors or information do you see in the console? You are running an unsupported database in production. Please upgrade to MySQL 8

There’s a couple of existing guides:

(ignore the nginx part)

Would these be the same steps if your upgrading from MySQL 5 to 8?
I’m currently running the ghost instance on Digital Ocean.

Ah, most people having issues are “upgrading” from MariaDB :slight_smile:

Here’s an external posts that might be useful:

I’d suggest making a backup of the entire droplet, or at least the database before trying to migrate!

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Thanks for that… will take a read and most importantly a snap shot :wink: