IOUG has a free series of three webinars on upgrading MySQL. Each webinar is an hour long, and it starts with a webinar by me tomorrow at 12 noon Central time (GMT-5) on “Why and How to Upgrade to MySQL 5.1″. The webinar assumes you are upgrading from MySQL 5.0 to MySQL 5.1, and talks a little bit about the new features, server variables, and what you need to know when upgrading to MySQL 5.1.
The software used is GoToWebinar (formerly GoToMeeting), so you will need to install that software. To register, use the links on the IOUG MySQL Upgrade Webinar Series page.
The complete list of webinars in the MySQL Upgrade Series is:
* MySQL 5.1: Why and How to Upgrade
Sheeri Cabral, The Pythian Group
Tuesday, July 27, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT (GMT-5)
* MySQL Upgrades With No Downtime
Sean Hull, Heavyweight Internet Group
Wednesday, July 28, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT (GMT-5)
* MySQL Upgrade Best Practices
Matt Yonkovit, Percona
Thursday, July 29, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT (GMT-5)
(note, I am not sure if it is free for everyone or just free for IOUG members; my apologies if it is the latter)