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Migrating to MySQL from SQLite or PostgreSQL

Movable Type 5 supports MySQL out of the box. Support for SQLite or PostgreSQL database drivers has been deprecated in MT5, however the plugin architecture allows for database drivers to be created to support these databases.

While providing the steps to convert a SQLite or PostgreSQL database to MySQL is beyond the scope of what Six Apart can provide (though it is technically possible), we can recommend using MT’s backup and restore features to migrate to MySQL.

  1. Create a backup using the MT Backup tool.
  2. Setup MySQL
  3. Restore from backup using the Restore functionality.
  4. Upgrade to Movable Type 5

Note: This document is available in Japanese

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