• Good afternoon, we are going to be doing a fresh install of RHEL 7.5 and FOG. What version of mysql do you recommend or doing development on?

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    @Doctrg You should be able to go straight from 1.3.5 to 1.5.4 I think. Make a full DB dump on the old server, install mysql on the new one by hand (yum install mysql mysql-server), import DB dump and then start the FOG 1.5.4 installer. When it asks you to open the web interface go ahead and it should upgrade your database structure - usually does without an issue.

    Not saying there can’t be anything going wrong but mostly this is going fine. As you still have the old server (or at least a full backup of machine and DB), you can always give it a try. Shouldn’t hurt.

  • @Sebastian-Roth We are going from RHEL 6.8 to 7.5 and FOG 1.3.5 to 1.5.4. We were not sure if the database version would have an issue being backed up from 1.3.5 and dropped into a 1.5.4 install. Just trying to find out if it will be safe to do that large of gap upgrade or if we will have to babystep the upgrades to 1.5.4.

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    @Doctrg FOG will install the database for you. Will use default package version of MySQL. This should be just fine in most cases. Sure enough if you have a huge amount of clients you might want to think that over. I am not an expert on DB performance and can’t give you a good advice.

    Why do you feel you wanna choose mysql version? What do you mean by “doing development on”?