Posted September 22, 2013 5.5k views
Hi, I already finished the installation shown in Maria's db site. sudo apt-get install python-software-properties sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 0xcbcb082a1bb943db sudo add-apt-repository 'deb wheezy main' Once the key is imported and the repository added you can install MariaDB with: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install mariadb-server ... I was looking instructions on how to proceed the post-installation... for example, creating the first database and permissions... I found some info in mysql site, but I'm not sure if applies... Does mariadb is called with "mysql" command or "mariadb" My vps is running debian 7 64 bits Thanks

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I connected to mysql using
mysql -h localhost -u root -p
I see the default databases (three of them)
I think I'm ready to start creating user and databases.

MariaDB is a drop-in MySQL replacement. You don't need to change anything in your code, commands, scripts, etc.

Once you replace the Oracle mysql binary with the MariaDB mysql binary (i.e. install mariadb-server) you're good to go.