MariaDB SkySQL: Lift-and-Shift Migration Guide

Seamlessly migrate your current MariaDB cloud or on-prem deployment to SkySQL.

Current users of MariaDB Server on premises or through cloud platforms can unlock the benefits of MariaDB Enterprise Server through a lift-and-shift migration to the MariaDB SkySQL cloud database. This paper discusses the benefits of MariaDB SkySQL, the considerations when adopting a database-as-a-service (DBaaS), and a proven path for migration.

When you follow this guide, no material application or data changes are needed to move any of the following database types to SkySQL.

  • Existing SkySQL instances
  • On-premises deployments of MariaDB Enterprise Server or Community Server
  • Amazon RDS for MariaDB
  • Microsoft Azure for MariaDB
  • Other cloud, VPS, shared or hosted database services that are backed by MariaDB Community Server


Read the guide to learn about deploying database services, importing data to SkySQL, keeping data updated, testing, application cutover, support options and more.

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