Commit 402feec6 authored by Robert Speicher's avatar Robert Speicher

Update MySQL docs

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- Remove leading comma on award emoji when the user is the first to award the emoji (Zeger-Jan van de Weg)
- Add build artifacts browser
- Improve UX in builds artifacts browser
- Change type of `data` column in `events` table when using MySQL
- Increase default size of `data` column in `events` table when using MySQL
v 8.3.4
- Use gitlab-workhorse 0.5.4 (fixes API routing bug)
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# Install the database packages
sudo apt-get install -y mysql-server mysql-client libmysqlclient-dev
# Ensure you have MySQL version 5.5.14 or later
mysql --version
......@@ -31,7 +31,7 @@ We do not recommend using MySQL due to various issues. For example, case [(in)se
# Ensure you can use the InnoDB engine which is necessary to support long indexes
# If this fails, check your MySQL config files (e.g. `/etc/mysql/*.cnf`, `/etc/mysql/conf.d/*`) for the setting "innodb = off"
mysql> SET storage_engine=INNODB;
# Create the GitLab production database
mysql> CREATE DATABASE IF NOT EXISTS `gitlabhq_production` DEFAULT CHARACTER SET `utf8` COLLATE `utf8_unicode_ci`;
......@@ -55,19 +55,22 @@ We do not recommend using MySQL due to various issues. For example, case [(in)se
## MySQL strings limits
After installation or upgrade is done, remember to run `add_limits_mysql` rake task:
After installation or upgrade, remember to run the `add_limits_mysql` Rake task:
```
bundle exec rake add_limits_mysql
```
The `text` type in MySQL have different size limit than `text` type in PostgreSQL. In MySQL `text` columns are limited
to ~65kB, where in PostgreSQL `text` columns are limited up to ~1GB!
The `text` type in MySQL has a different size limit than the `text` type in
PostgreSQL. In MySQL `text` columns are limited to ~65kB, whereas in PostgreSQL
`text` columns are limited up to ~1GB!
`add_limits_mysql` rake task converts some important `text` columns in GitLab database to `longtext` which can persist
up to 4GB characters (may be less if the value contains multibyte characters).
The `add_limits_mysql` Rake task converts some important `text` columns in the
GitLab database to `longtext` columns, which can persist values of up to 4GB
(sometimes less if the value contains multibyte characters).
Details can be found in [PostgreSQL manual][postgres-text-type] and in [MySQL manual][mysql-text-types].
Details can be found in the [PostgreSQL][postgres-text-type] and
[MySQL][mysql-text-types] manuals.
[postgres-text-type]: http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.1/static/datatype-character.html
[mysql-text-types]: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/string-type-overview.html
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## Miscellaneous
- [MySQL to PostgreSQL](mysql_to_postgresql.md) guides you through migrating your database from MySQL to PostgreSQL.
- [MySQL installation guide](https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/blob/master/doc/install/database_mysql.md) contains additional informations about configuring GitLab to work with MySQL database.
- [MySQL installation guide](https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/blob/master/doc/install/database_mysql.md) contains additional information about configuring GitLab to work with a MySQL database.
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