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Ubuntu 18.04: MySQL or MariaDB for Zoneminder

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:27 am
by ScottBouch
As per the title, I'm just setting up a new install of Ubuntu 18.04 and have come to install Zoneminder.

I have the choice of MariaDB or MySQL, but don;t know which to go for.

Are there any pro's / cons to Zoneminder as to which one I go for?

Cheers, Scott.

Re: Ubuntu 18.04: MySQL or MariaDB for Zoneminder

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:19 am
by SteveGilvarry
Don't think it makes much of a difference at the moment, I think most head towards MariaDB, but that could be more a philosophy choice that features.

Re: Ubuntu 18.04: MySQL or MariaDB for Zoneminder

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:13 am
by bbunge
Mariadb seems to work better for me. Had to replace a 17 camera server a while back and went with Bionic and Mariadb. System seems to use less memory than with MySQL.

Re: Ubuntu 18.04: MySQL or MariaDB for Zoneminder

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:11 pm
by hunnymonster
Echo the above. Migrated a server from mySQL 5.7 to MariaDB 10.1 and on to 10.3.12 on Ubuntu 18.04 and load dropped from ~1.5 to ~0.7 same camera analysing similar scenes

Re: Ubuntu 18.04: MySQL or MariaDB for Zoneminder

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:04 am
by f.eichentopf
@hunnymonster have you some tips howto migrate from mysql to mariadb?

Re: Ubuntu 18.04: MySQL or MariaDB for Zoneminder

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:46 pm
by hunnymonster
Not really - I simply installed the Ubuntu-bundled MariaDB (10.1 train) which took care of the MySQL - MariaDB change, then added the MariaDB PPA for the 10.3 train and upgraded.

Take a backup before you start, I'm not taking the blame if your installation breaks :mrgreen: