Yes, it used to be deadpan simple, uninstall MySQL and install MariaDB since at once point they were 100% compatible but that is becoming less and less the case so I will be more careful about recommending migrations from MySQL. I still think MariaDB is the superior product of the two.

Glad you got it working.

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LHammonds