The documentation for upgrade install says that MySQL version 5.6 or 5.7 is needed. I'm on 5.5. I've backed up the DB using the method described in the documentation (Jamf documentation) but it does not talk about upgrading MySQL. So I am using documentation from the mysql site for this procedure.
My question is, has anyone already done this and did it work ok? I'm on Server 2008 R2. Do I remove the 5.5 MySQL before installing MySQL 5.7? Or do I try to in-place upgrade?
I am just wondering if anyone has already done this and maybe can share their steps?
@davidhiggs Thank you. I actually did the upgrade yesterday morning. I followed the instructions in the link m.donovan provided. It worked. I was not aware of the recommendation of not skipping a release version when upgrading. Fortunately it worked. Thank you. I will try to keep that in mind for future upgrades.