[Solved] How to replace MySQL with Percona Server on RHEL or CentOS?  

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You can safely replace MySQL with Percona Server without lossing any data. In order to do it, please follow the instructions bellow

1. Install Percona repository

yum install  https://www.percona.com/redir/downloads/percona-release/redhat/latest/percona-release-0.1-3.noarch.rpm 

2. Remove MySQL packages

yum remove mysql mysql-server mysql-libs

3. Install Percona package Percona-Server-server-56 (or the latest version Percona-Server-server-57)

yum install Percona-Server-server-56

4. Start Percona Server

service mysql start

5. Set Percona Server to auto-start

chkconfig mysql on
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