MariaDB 3 Years And Counting

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.

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

Creating A New SQL User

In case you haven’t already noticed MySQL tends to allow some pretty insecure permissions by default, allowing root access from any computer.

This is a big problem, especially if you have port forwarding configured on your router to your MySQL instance.

However you can easily create new users using any management interface, so we’ll do it with HeidiSQL

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Last updated on: 13th August 2019
at 14:26 PM Europe/London

What Database Issues? (MariaDB)

We’ve had MariaDB installed on all of our machines since June 2014. Including our website server & its rare we have to do any maintenance.

Since we started using MariaDB we’ve not had that many issues with database tables becoming corrupted. The database chugs along nicely day after day.

We’ve had to repair the database tables once or maybe twice because of a sudden shutdown of the PC.

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Last updated on: 12th November 2019
at 08:50 AM Europe/London

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