MariaDB Error after Upgrade to V9

We successfully migrated to V9 a couple of weeks ago in what seemed to be a smooth transition. During a subsequent attempt to patch up our server with sudo apt-get upgrade we found that MariaDB was failing to migrate to 10.1 States "Job for mariadb.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See “systemclt status mariah.service” and “journalctl -xe”.

Curious if others are experiencing this patching issue and what the resolve is. Don’t want to have to manually remove and reinstall mariadb if possible. We have restarted the service and it still works but we are hung up on the migration to 10.1.