--log-erroris not given, or is given without naming a file, mysqld writes the error log to a file named
in the data directory, unless the
--pid-fileoption is specified. In that case, the file name is the PID file base name with a suffix of
.errin the data directory.
--log-erroris given to name a file, mysqld writes the error log to that file (with an
.errsuffix added if the name has no suffix). The file location is under the data directory unless an absolute path name is given to specify a different location.
If the server writes the error log to a file, the
log_error system variable
indicates the error log file name.
In addition, the server by default writes events and error messages to the Windows Event Log within the Application log:
Entries marked as
Noteare written to the Event Log, but not messages such as information statements from individual storage engines.
Event Log entries have a source of
You cannot disable writing information to the Windows Event Log.