> I don't really know how to use those files and so like to know how to
> stop populating them. or at least control the number and size of them.
Used for: disaster recovery / replay modifications on backup, or replication
Days kept: expire_log_days:
Max size: max_binlog_size:
> I'm running os x 10.6.8, mysql Server version: 5.1.61-log MySQL
> Community Server (GPL)
> I tried comment out the line "log-bin=mysql-bin" and those
> mysql-bin.xxxxxx files in the data directory. It causes mysql server
> starting failure.
Hm, what output