When Oracle got their hands on MySQL, original developers fled and forked MySQL into an open-source product MariaDB. It remains fully compatible with MySQL, but its development is completely transparent, unlike MySQL nowadays. Notable users of MariaDB include Wikipedia, Facebook and Google.

It is an enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL and can be safely used instead of MySQL. Latest versions include GIS and JSON features.

As MariaDB is derived from MySQL and is compatible in connection mechanisms with it, all our applications that work with MySQL will work perfectly with MariaDB database.

Full Convert supports MariaDB database directly.

MariaDB data types we support


bigint, bigint unsigned, int (integer), int unsigned (integer), mediumint, mediumint unsigned, smallint, smallint unsigned, tinyint (bool, boolean), tinyint unsigned, year


decimal (dec, numeric, fixed, decimal unsigned), double (double precision, double unsigned, real), float (float unsigned)


char, longtext, mediumtext, nchar, nvarchar, text, tinytext, varchar


binary, bit, varbinary


date, datetime, time, timestamp

Large objects

blob, geography, geometry, longblob, longtext, mediumblob, mediumtext, text, tinyblob


enum, json, set

Export MariaDB database

It may make sense to migrate your data away from MariaDB. You may want to do it permanently or just need to share your tables with a collague in a different format.

We will copy all your tables with their data and apply indexing and relationships exactly as they are in your current MariaDB database. In a nutshell, you get exactly the same database in another database engine. Each time you run the migration, we will copy all the tables again. Of course, we have a built-in scheduler, so you can run this overnight and have a fresh database copy in the morning.

Take a look at the quick tutorials below to see how it's done.

Import data into MariaDB database

Additionally, if you want to import data on a regular basis and do not want to recreate the whole target database from scratch every time, but rather do tiny targeted sync of only changes since the last run, please use Full Convert Pro or Ultimate.

Take a look at the quick tutorials below to see how it's done.