Unfortunately, Plesk doesn’t seem to have a way to upgrade MariaDB using the components in the control panel.
Attempts to add this feature didn’t work for me either despite their claims 🙁
Hint: you can add an extension from the Plesk interface named Panel.ini Editor if you want to try your luck:
The following official article on Plesk doesn’t work either 🙁
It results in an error like this:
The repository 'https://dlm.mariadb.com/repo/maxscale/latest/apt bionic Release' does not have a Release file. Failed to add trusted package signing keys
- First create backups of all databases as .sql dump:
MYSQL_PWD=`cat /etc/psa/.psa.shadow` mysqldump -u admin --verbose --all-databases --routines --triggers > /tmp/all-databases.sql
- Create a backup of all MySQL/MariaDB data (this is different from the above — it copies the entire current mysql/mariadb version executables):
cp -v -a /var/lib/mysql/ /var/lib/mysql_backup
Then, follow this instead: https://mariadb.org/download/?t=repo-config&d=18.04+LTS+%22bionic%22&v=11.2&r_m=knownhost
Make sure you select your right OS version, desired MariaDB version, and a mirror closer to you is preferable.
Use cat /etc/*-release to find out your current OS name and version.
Use sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mariadb.sources to create a file and paste the contents from second box. Ctrl+X to exit nano and Y to save file.
In the end I finished with some commands from the first article that didn’t work initially. It’s supposed to add the newly installed MariaDB version to Plesk.
- Start the MariaDB service:
systemctl start mariadb
- Upgrade MySQL/MariaDB databases:
MYSQL_PWD=`cat /etc/psa/.psa.shadow` mysql_upgrade -uadmin
- Restart MySQL/MariaDB service:
systemctl restart mariadb
- Execute the following commands to update package version inside Plesk:
plesk bin service_node --update local plesk sbin packagemng -sdf
This finally worked… after a few refreshes Plesk was showing MariaDB Version: 11.2 🙂
Let me know how it goes. Good luck!