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MySQL Question

Log all queries in mysql

Is it possible for me to turn on audit logging on my mysql database?

I basically want to monitor all queries for an hour, and dump the log to a file.

Answer

Start mysql with the --log option:

mysqld --log=log_file_name

or place the following in your my.cnf file:

log = log_file_name

Either one will log all queries to log_file_name.

You can also log only slow queries using the --log-slow-queries option instead of --log. By default, queries that take 10 seconds or longer are considered slow, you can change this by setting long_query_time to the number of seconds a query must take to execute before being logged.

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