upgrade mysql 5.5 to 5.6 ubuntu 14.04

  • Posted on January 1, 2015
  • tokar93Asked by tokar93


I wont to upgrade my mysql server on Ubuntu 14.04 from version 5.5 to 5.6 how can i do that?

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While MySql 5.5 is the default for Ubuntu 14.04, MySql 5.6 is available in the default repositories. It can be installed simply using:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install mysql-server-5.6

If you have existing data in a MySql 5.5 database, it should be migrated automatically. Though it is always a good idea to make a backup before doing a major upgrade.

First make a backup of the data in your existing database:

mysqldump --lock-all-tables -u root -p --all-databases > dump.sql

Then after installing the newer version, you can restore if needed by running:

mysql -u root -p < dump.sql

For more info on migrating MySql databases, check out:

step 1 : take a backup

mysqldump --lock-all-tables -u root -p --all-databases > dump.sql

step 2 : remove old mysql

sudo apt-get remove mysql-server sudo apt-get autoremove

step 3 : install new version of mysql

sudo apt-get install mysql-client-5.6 mysql-client-core-5.6

sudo apt-get install mysql-server-5.6

step 4 : restore your data

mysql -u root -p < dump.sql

This one worked for me:

sudo apt-get purge mysql-server*

and after that, I did this:

sudo apt-get install mysql-server-5.6