migrating mysql rhel6 to mariadb rhel 8


I have 3 servers running MySQL on RHEL6. I need to replace the servers with one’s running MariaDB on RHEL8. I know 2 of them are in master/slave configuration. I have been studying this but I still have some questions.

  1. Is it possible for: Server A to be master to server B while at the same time, B is master to server C? In other words: A(Master) -> B(Slave/Master) -> C(Slave)

  2. How do I determine how a MySQL server gets it’s data?

  3. Can a mysqldump get configuration details concerning Master/Slave setup?

  4. Does anyone have recommendations on how to and in what order to upgrade SQL servers?

Thank you for your time.