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What configuration files are used for MySQL Server? (Doc ID 1535458.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 08, 2017

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 4.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
The terms 'configuration file' and 'option file' are used interchangeably in the documentation.

Purpose

To explain the different configuration files that are used by the MySQL Server.

Scope

This reference covers all versions of MySQL Server and is intended for anyone who is configuring MySQL including dbas, developers, students, etc.

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In this Document
Purpose
Scope
Details
 my.cnf
 my-new.cnf
 .my.cnf
 auto.cnf
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