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Old 07-31-2009, 06:02 AM   #1
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Change the default location of mysql database files


Change the default location of mysql database files
I have installed MySQL on a Linux environment. What i would like to do is create a database but i would like to place the files related to the database in a specific location away from the default mysql location.

The reason for this is that i have a specific partition /home which i never partition when i upgrade or re-install a linux distribution. Is it possible to install the database files in this partition so that if i re-install the operating system i dont have to recreate the database?

If i do re-install the operating system, i would like to just point the mysql installation on the new OS to point to the existing database files on the /home partition. Is this possible? Or are there several config files that will need modification incase of an OS re-install?

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Old 07-31-2009, 11:36 PM   #2
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should be no problem to do that.Whenever i build a lamp stack i like to keep everythimg in the same folder something like
/opt/www/apache
/opt/www/mysql
... and so on

just set it up in the config files
 
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Old 08-18-2009, 01:15 PM   #3
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check this page it will help you
 
Old 08-18-2009, 01:17 PM   #4
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http://www.linux-masters.com/2009/08...-location.html
 
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