It was around June 2014 when we were first made aware of MariaDB an alternative to Oracle MySQL

Since that first install a few years ago things have ran smoothly. We’ve not had to rebuild the RadioDJ database from scratch once.

We take daily backups of our SQL database using the database setup tool that comes with RadioDJ

MariaDB should install that for you if not you can find it Here


Less than a 2 minute job (if that) to get RadioDJ backup and running, We didn’t even need to restore a backup which was an added bonus.

“We’ve upgraded through several different versions of MariaDB in the last few years and not once has the program spluttered or stopped working”

It’s also worth pointing out that the computer we run RadioDJ on with MariaDB has also been upgraded to Windows 10 since we first installed MariaDB. It didn’t seem to complain or break when we did that either.

Which is another reason we love RadioDJ free radio automation.

RadioDJ & MariaDB a marriage made in heaven? We certainly think so!

You can find out how to install MariaDB by clicking on the button below.

MariaDB Install

Why couldn’t it have been this simple when we were using other database software?

We’re now 100% powered by @MariaDB on our VPS and home computers and rarely have an issue.

Last updated on: 26th September 2019
at 16:36 PM Europe/London