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MySQL 8.0 Reference Manual  /  MySQL Server Administration

Chapter 5 MySQL Server Administration

Table of Contents     [+/-]

5.1 The MySQL Server     [+/-]
5.2 The MySQL Data Directory
5.3 The mysql System Database
5.4 MySQL Server Logs     [+/-]
5.5 MySQL Server Components     [+/-]
5.6 MySQL Server Plugins     [+/-]
5.7 MySQL Server User-Defined Functions     [+/-]
5.8 Running Multiple MySQL Instances on One Machine     [+/-]

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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