[Tutorial]How to remove MariaDB and replace with MySQL on CyberPanel

Disclaimer: the CyberPanel was designated to work on MariaDB , although MySQL and MariaDB are compatible in almost every aspect , I have personally tested on Centos 7.4 with CyberPanel 1.6 , alone with a demo wordpress site, but this is NOT guaranteed risk-free.

A proper backup is always recommended and needed.

mysql 5.6 was installed in this tutorial , but 5.5 and 5.7 should work , you just have to manually edit version number in mysql repo

alright , there is a little problem , vanilla will convert anything comes with ' within.

for command on step 1 , 12 and 13, please grab them here if you are not clear about them.

here you go:

step1: make backup of entire database

MYSQL_PWD=cat /etc/cyberpanel/mysqlPassword mysqldump -u root --all-databases > /root/backup.sql

step2: stop mariadb

systemctl stop mysqld

step3: remove mariadb repo

rm -rf /etc/yum.repos.d/MariaDB.repo

step4: download mysql repo

wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/mysql.repo

step5: remove yum cache

yum clean all && rm -rf /var/cache/yum

step6: remove mariadb

yum remove MariaDB-server MariaDB-client MariaDB-common -y

step7: re-install all the dependencies that removed during step6 (be aware, this is a very long command , check if it ends with "-y" if not try split it into 2 commands and intall them)

yum install MySQL-python dovecot-mysql lsphp53-mysql lsphp53-snmp lsphp54-mysql 
lsphp54-snmp lsphp55-mysql lsphp55-snmp lsphp56-mysql lsphp56-snmp lsphp70-snmp lsphp71-snmp net-snmp pdns-backend-mysql postfix pure-ftpd -y

step8: install mysql

yum install mysql-community-server -y

step9: reload

systemctl daemon-reload

step10: start mysql

systemctl start mysqld

step11(optional):check if mysqls are running , it should be listening on 3306 and 3307

netstat -lnp|grep 330

step12: import the backed up database from step1

MYSQL_PWD=cat /etc/cyberpanel/mysqlPassword mysql -u root < /root/backup.sql

step13: mysql_upgrade

MYSQL_PWD=cat /etc/cyberpanel/mysqlPassword mysql_upgrade -u root

step14( NOT recommended ): remove backed up files to free some disk space

rm -rf /root/backup.sql


  • Note: Its a good practice to run auto repair and optimize at the end.

  • @Tishu said:
    Note: Its a good practice to run auto repair and optimize at the end.

    I can't edit my own post now ...

  • edited December 2017

    I think I missed something.

    after all that


    mv -f /etc/my.cnf.rpmsave /etc/my.cnf
    rm -rf /etc/systemd/system/mysql.service
    rm -rf /etc/systemd/system/mysqld.service
    systemctl enable mysqld
    systemctl restart mysqld
    mv -f /etc/postfix/ /etc/postfix/
    mv -f /etc/postfix/ /etc/postfix/
    systemctl enable postfix
    systemctl restart postfix
    mv -f /etc/pure-ftpd/pureftpd-mysql.conf.rpmsave /etc/pure-ftpd/pureftpd-mysql.conf
    mv -f /etc/pure-ftpd/pure-ftpd.conf.rpmsave /etc/pure-ftpd/pure-ftpd.conf
    systemctl enable pure-ftpd
    systemctl restart pure-ftpd
  • Please do NOT use this guide , it left some serious problem I am still working on it...

  • By default, Mariadb 10.0 is installed. How do I upgrade to 10.2?
  • volmagby said:

    By default, Mariadb 10.0 is installed. How do I upgrade to 10.2?

    well , I am still working on figure this out
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