Moodle forums can be a great place to understand more about the MySQL / MariaDB choice.
No matter what your interest in Moodle, the Moodle forums provide a stunning useful resource.
- Teachers – lots of help and ideas about teaching activities, resources, and approaches
- Developers – help with understanding coding
- Administrators – all types of technical support
For those interested in the server database choice, there are a couple of place you can read discussions. Probably the most useful is the general developer forum:
As with any community area, have a quick search first for possible answers to your questions in the Moodle Docs area, and within the forum itself.
A simple search such as this will provider hundreds of threads that mention MariaDB:
The Moodle Docs page for MariaDB is rather light though:
Considering the factors we discussed in this series last time, and the incompatibility between the two databases now, that page is somewhat misleading.