At 14:37 -0600 2001/12/30, DWilliams wrote:
>Thanks for the tips...
>>>1. create a symlink at /var/lib/mysql that points to your data
>I had read that this was not the best way prior to v4.0, something about an
>"alter table" statement might ignore the symlink?
I've used symlinks a lot and have never had any problems. I usually just install the
binary distro, and symlink from /usr/local/mysal/data -> my/data/location.
>>>2. you can change or add the 'datadir' variable in your my.cnf file
>(usually /etc/my.cnf) see:<<
>I apparently don't have a 'my.cnf' file after install...I found the
>following in /usr/share/mysql/:
>I guess these are example my.cnf files to use...If so, the next question
>which is the appropriate/best type?
Just open them up in an editor and read what it says at the top. Then copy the one you
want to /etc/my.cnf
>I guess whatever choice should be
>renamed and located as 'my.cnf' in /var/lib/mysql directory? I'm assuming
>the server on start-up reads this file and overrides compiled commands.
Not in the data dir. You're telling it where to *look* for the data, right? This would
be your global settings and goes into /etc/my.cnf.
>Which section does the 'datadir=path/to/data/' command go...to the [mysqld]
>There is no mention of this command on:
In a browser, open up the manual that came with your distro and do a search for 'my.cnf'
Lots o' good stuff... :>
>>>3. you can specify the data directory location as a configure option
>Eventually, I will learn how to do this...but I opted for the RPM instead.
>I guess that is why I have these sort of configuration difficulties.
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