iwan iwan - 4 months ago 37
SQL Question

mysql data directory location

I installed mysql in Mac after downloding its dmg file version 64 bit.
While trying to create a database it gave me error 1006 -- can't create database. After browsing a number of website, it seems due to user ownership setting of mysql "data directory" location that needs to be changed.

Where is mysql default "data directory"? I could not find /var/lib/mysql in localhost.

THANKS.

Answer

See if you have a file /etc/my.cnf. If so, it should tell you where the data directory is. For example:

[mysqld]
set-variable=local-infile=0
datadir=/var/lib/mysql
socket=/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock
user=mysql
...

My guess is that your mysql might be installed to /usr/local/mysql-XXX.

This link might be useful:

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/macosx-installation.html