I have two hard disk on my NT machine:
disk1: slow, partitionned in C (for NT) and D (for Netscape Entreprise
Server and ColdFusion Server)
disk2: fast (partitionned in E).
For performances, is is better to install the MySQL server on the slow disk
D and to install my databases on the fast disk E, or the inverse?
Must I absolutely use the registered version of MySQL for installing MySQL
services on another disk than C on a NT machine?
Thanks very much
From: Michael Widenius <monty@stripped>
To: jj-mail@stripped <jj-mail@stripped>
Cc: win32@stripped <win32@stripped>
Date: vendredi 8 octobre 1999 2:02
Subject: Re: Win32 installation on another source drive
>>>>>> "JJ" == JJ Hendriksen <jj-mail@stripped> writes:
>>>>> > You can install the shareware version anywhere, but if you
>>>>> it in C: then you have startup arguments to where you have installed
>>>>> it! For example: mysqld --basedir=d:/mysql
>>>>> The above is explained in the MySQL README file you got with the
>>>>> shareware version.
>Joost-Jan> I tried to, but mysql crashes when I try to start it this way
>>> If you can describe exactly what happens, we may be able to help you!
>JJ> Well.. here it goes. I have got a MySQL server running (under NT)
>JJ> on my C drive. I stop the service MySQL by entering "mysqld --remove".
>JJ> Than I change dir to d:\mysql (where i would like mysql to run). I
>JJ> "d:\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe --basedir=d:\mysql". Now my dos terminal
>This is normal on NT. You should now close the window and use the
>mysql as normal.
>JJ> I kill the mysqld with my task manager. Next, I tried to install the
>JJ> mysql (on my D drive) as a service through the command:
>JJ> But when I look in the task manager, there is currently NO mysqld.exe
>JJ> Can't get it to work....
>Sorry, but you can't just start the shareware mysqld version as service on
>another disk, because in this case you can't supply parameters to it
>(The registered version solves this by reading the parameters from the
>The following mail from the mail archive may however help you fix this:
>From: "PeterWR" <pwr@stripped>
>To: "Christopher Piggott HOME" <chrisp@stripped>,
>Subject: Re: prepare() OK, execute() fails
>Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 08:07:06 +0100
>First of all, You could stop this in the Service Monitor and run from the
>commandline untill it is working.
>Second, You have options adding commands to the registry set-up (but
>carefull) - from Stat/Run the "regedt32" program, look at ...
>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / SYSTEM / CurrentControlSet / Services
>... where You will find all Your services running on Your NT
>Using the "Edit" for adding additional keys for start-up. Check the HELP
>how to do. This apply for NT 4, I don't know for NT 3.
>Please check "http://www.mysql.com/Manual_chapter/manual_toc.html" before
>posting. To request this thread, e-mail win32-thread661@stripped
>To unsubscribe, send a message to the address shown in the
>List-Unsubscribe header of this message. If you cannot see it,
>e-mail win32-unsubscribe@stripped instead.