[Solved] How to upgrade Mysql 5.5 to 5.6 without data loss on aws-ec2?

Palash Jadhav Asks: How to upgrade Mysql 5.5 to 5.6 without data loss on aws-ec2?
MySQL server (5.5) is running on aws-ec2 instance with following linux details

Code:
NAME="Amazon Linux AMI"
VERSION="2015.09"
ID="amzn"
ID_LIKE="rhel fedora"
VERSION_ID="2015.09"
PRETTY_NAME="Amazon Linux AMI 2015.09"
ANSI_COLOR="0;33"
CPE_NAME="cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2015.09:ga"
HOME_URL="http://aws.amazon.com/amazon-linux-ami/"

Since Django 2.2 doesn’t support Mysql 5.5 Databases | Django documentation | Django . I want to upgrade MSQL to 5.6 .

  • We don’t have backup server and we don’t want new server .
  • Creating sql dump , removing MySQL 5.5 then installing MySQL 5.6 and importing dump will it work ? Since server has 100 GB of data importing the dump will be a long process and we will have considerable amount of downtime .There can be some issue with data while importing dump in 5.6 .

Is there a way to upgrade MySQL without data loss and less downtime ?

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