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2.1 MySQL Installation Overview

This chapter describes how to obtain and install MySQL. You can choose to install MySQL Enterprise or MySQL Community Server:

If you plan to upgrade an existing version of MySQL to a newer version rather than install MySQL for the first time, see Section 2.19.1, “Upgrading MySQL”, for information about upgrade procedures and about issues that you should consider before upgrading.

If you are interested in migrating to MySQL from another database system, you may wish to read Section A.8, “MySQL 5.0 FAQ: Migration”, which contains answers to some common questions concerning migration issues.