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18.3.7 Upgrading and Downgrading NDB Cluster

This section provides information about NDB Cluster software and table file compatibility between different NDB Cluster 7.3 releases with regard to performing upgrades and downgrades as well as compatibility matrices and notes. You should already be familiar with installing and configuring NDB Cluster prior to attempting an upgrade or downgrade. See Section 18.4, “Configuration of NDB Cluster”.

Schema operations, including SQL DDL statements, cannot be performed while any data nodes are restarting, and thus during an online upgrade or downgrade of the cluster. For other information regarding the rolling restart procedure used to perform an online upgrade, see Section 18.6.5, “Performing a Rolling Restart of an NDB Cluster”.


Compatibility between release versions is taken into account only with regard to NDBCLUSTER in this section, and there are additional issues to be considered. See Section 2.11, “Upgrading MySQL”.

As with any other MySQL software upgrade or downgrade, you are strongly encouraged to review the relevant portions of the MySQL Manual for the MySQL versions from which and to which you intend to migrate, before attempting an upgrade or downgrade of the NDB Cluster software.

The tables shown here provide information on NDB Cluster upgrade and downgrade compatibility among different releases of NDB Cluster 7.3 and of NDB Cluster 7.4, respectively. Additional notes about upgrades and downgrades to, from, or within the NDB Cluster 7.3 and NDB Cluster 7.4 release series can be found following the tables.

Upgrades and Downgrades, NDB Cluster 7.4

Figure 18.5 NDB Cluster Upgrade and Downgrade Compatibility, MySQL NDB Cluster 7.4

Graphical representation of the upgrade/downgrade matrix contained in the file storage/ndb/src/common/util/version.cpp from the NDB 7.4 source tree.

Version support.  NDB Cluster 7.3 GA releases (7.3.2 and later) are supported for upgrades to NDB Cluster 7.4 (7.4.4 and later):

NDB 7.4.10 Replacement Release.  Shortly after the release of NDB 7.4.9, a regression was discovered that adversely affected node and system restarts (Bug #22582233). This issue was known to affect NDB 7.4.8 as well. NDB 7.4.10—incorporating a fix for this regression, but otherwise identical to NDB 7.4.9—was released shortly thereafter as a replacement. Users of the NDB 7.4 series are advised to bypass the 7.4.8 and 7.4.9 releases and to upgrade directly to NDB 7.4.10 (or later).

Upgrades and Downgrades, NDB Cluster 7.3

Figure 18.6 NDB Cluster Upgrade and Downgrade Compatibility, MySQL NDB Cluster 7.3

Graphical representation of the upgrade/downgrade matrix contained in the file storage/ndb/src/common/util/version.cpp from the NDB 7.3 source tree.

Known Issues When Upgrading or Downgrading NDB Cluster NDB 7.3

  • Prior to NDB 7.3.8, mysql_upgrade failed to drop and recreate ndbinfo. (Bug #74863, Bug #20031425) In addition, when running mysql_upgrade on an NDB Cluster SQL node, the expected drop of the performance_schema database on this node was instead performed on all SQL nodes connected to the cluster. (Bug #200328691)

  • NDB API, ClusterJ, and other applications used with recent releases of NDB Cluster 6.3 and later should continue to work with NDB 7.3.2 and later without rewriting or recompiling.

  • It is not possible to downgrade online to NDB 7.3.2 or earlier from NDB 7.3.3 or later. Online upgrades from NDB 7.3.2 to later NDB Cluster 7.3 releases are supported.