I am new to MySQL world. We have MySQL 5.5.42-37.1 Percona Server. Does Percona releases Critical Patch Update ( Security related) very similar to Oracle database ( Critical Patch Update) ?
If not what is process to go from MySQL 5.5.42-37.1 to 37.3 ? Does process include installing new binaries, running some database patch script etc ? Can some one point to correct documentation ?
You can install Percona’s APT or YUM repo on the server and do an update/upgrade:
sudo apt-get update or sudo yum makecache
sudo apt-get install percona-server-server-5.6 percona-server-client-5.6 or sudo yum install Percona-Server-server-56 Percona-Server-client-56
That should upgrade your mysql instance to the latest package from Percona repository.
You can also download a binary package from our website and install it accordingly to you server (varies for RHEL/CentOS and Debian/Ubuntu)
Can I just to upgrade to same version
I see following guide to upgrade from 5.5. to 5.6 but in my case I just want me to go minor version upgrade. Do I need to follow same process ?
Percona Server In-Place Upgrading Guide: From 5.5 to 5.6¶
Thanks for your help.