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.
We used HeidiSQL to repair the tables.
MariaDB should install this for you on Windows
RadioDJ running alongside MariaDB hardly uses CPU or Memory.
We take a regular daily backups of our database with the RadioDJ database setup tool.
On the whole @MariaDB performs like a Star.
We’d like to thank the development team at MariaDB for making such a wonderfully stable SQL server program.
What Database Issues? I wouldn’t have a stable reliable music stream without it!
RadioDJ of course has to take some of the credit.
So next time you’re looking to install a database for use with a radio automation program such as RadioDJ
Things are going rather well with MariaDB, We can’t remember the last time we had to do any maintenance on the MySQL tables. 5 years in and we wouldn’t use any other database software now we’ve discovered how amazingly stable & reliable MariaDB is.
August 2019: We’ve now moved the RadioDJ database onto the Raspberry PI4 and everything is working as anticipated. Maria DB is running away nicely on Raspbian and we connect to that database from 1 of 2 PC’s running RadioDJ.
Why wasn’t it this simple 20 years ago when I first got the bug for Internet radio? I spent a lot of time fighting with Oracle MySQL server.
MariaDB is the MySQL database solution EVERYONE should be using!
Last updated on: 12th November 2019
at 08:50 AM Europe/London