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MySQL 8.0 Reference Manual  /  MySQL Server Administration

Pre-General Availability Draft: 2017-12-10

Chapter 5 MySQL Server Administration

MySQL Server (mysqld) is the main program that does most of the work in a MySQL installation. This chapter provides an overview of MySQL Server and covers general server administration:

  • Server configuration

  • The data directory, particularly the mysql system database

  • The server log files

  • Management of multiple servers on a single machine

For additional information on administrative topics, see also:


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