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Tips for tackling MySQL 5.0

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Testing, testing, testing. IT pros have been checking out the new MySQL 5.0 open source database since its recent release its commercial parent, MySQL AB. Some of those IT pros put our resident MySQL expert, Mike Hillyer, to the test, too. In this tip, he answers users' questions about the ins and outs of choosing, testing and using MySQL 5.0, an open source relational database management system.

Wondering why Hillyer is our go-to guy for MySQL? Well, he holds the MySQL Professional Certification and is the top ranked MySQL expert at Experts-Exchange.com. He's also the webmaster of VBMySQL.com, a site for Windows users of MySQL, and and works on the MySQL AB documentation team.

Can you offer some step-by-step and "watch out!" tips for evaluating MySQL 5.0?

Mike Hillyer: I would recommend installing MySQL 5.0 on a separate machine and trying it with your existing applications. Run as many tests as you can and see if everything runs smoothly. If you do not encounter any errors you, then you can bring MySQL 5.0 into your production systems.

There really should not be things to watch out for, in the sense of bugs or incompatibilities, but you can always watch the change logs and look for entries that are marked "Incompatible Change."

What hardware would be best for evaluating MySQL 5.0?

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