Our DB is in utf8_general_ci. Will we need to run the conversion tool before upgrading? We’re still in UTF8, just not specifically utf8mb4. My guess is we DO need to convert, but just wanted to see if there was an “obvious answer.”
Hi @mikky-cecilutf8_general_ci is the collation while utf8mb4 is the character set/encoding. So, you might be using utf8mb4 if you are using utf8_general_ci , but not necessarily. You need to confirm if your character encoding is utf8mb4.
One more update: Just attempted the conversion & I got the “command doesn’t exist” error, which means I didn’t have to do the conversion after all. Just wanted to update in case anyone reading this had a similar problem!