[TiDBer Chat Session 114] If the community launches a new upgrade mutual aid activity with certain technical support resources, would you participate, and which version would you consider upgrading to?

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Original topic: 【TiDBer 唠嗑茶话会 114】如果社区上新升级互助活动,且有一定的技术支持资源,你会不会参加,你会考虑升级到哪个版本?

| username: 社区小助手

Recently, while chatting with community members, I found that some TiDB users are still using relatively old versions of TiDB.

The community members mentioned that they do have plans to upgrade, but they are worried about encountering issues during the upgrade process without anyone to assist them.

We are considering initiating a “TiDB Upgrade Assistance Event” in the community.

This tea talk session aims to understand everyone’s needs and current issues regarding upgrades.

We hope that the event will be helpful to everyone when it starts! :orange_heart:

This Session’s Topic:

If the community launches a new upgrade assistance event with some technical support resources, would you participate, and which version would you consider upgrading to?

Participation Rewards:

Join the discussion by leaving a comment to earn 30 points & experience!

Event Duration:

2024.4.12 - 2024.4.19

| username: Jellybean | Original post link

For more stable and better service, we will try to upgrade to the latest LTS version whenever the business allows.

Currently, if an upgrade is needed, V7.5.x is more suitable.

| username: YuchongXU | Original post link

It might be possible in a test environment.

| username: twentycui | Original post link

V6.5

| username: changpeng75 | Original post link

Upgrade to the latest long-term support version and perform thorough testing by installing the latest version in the test environment.

| username: Fly-bird | Original post link

Will participate, version 7.

| username: jiayou64 | Original post link

Provide more upgrade case studies.

| username: DBRE | Original post link

Doing a test is fine, but it’s heavily used in the production environment, making upgrades difficult.

| username: jacky_shen | Original post link

Participate, participate

| username: 随缘天空 | Original post link

Although upgrading can bring more stable and better services, if the cluster is running stably without issues, it still feels better not to tinker with it to avoid various unforeseen problems. At the same time, it is recommended that the official team reduce the frequency of version updates. Compared to having more versions, everyone might care more about stability and bug rates.

| username: zhanggame1 | Original post link

We have always been testing the latest version here.

| username: shigp_TIDBER | Original post link

Ensure stability while trying to use the latest version.

| username: xfworld | Original post link

Yes, it’s already the latest LTS version.

| username: itfarmer | Original post link

Sure.

| username: 边城元元 | Original post link

After determining the target version and multiple verifications, it can be considered.

| username: Tom_wu | Original post link

Will participate in version 7

| username: DBAER | Original post link

Continue upgrading, starting with the test environment or non-core projects.

| username: Jolyne | Original post link

The latest LTS version

| username: 纯白镇的小智 | Original post link

I will participate, version 7 I guess.