MySQL Error - [ERROR] --initialize specified but the data directory exists. Aborting. (Doc ID 2232416.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 12, 2017

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 5.7 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Error during install MySQL

ERROR
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[ERROR] --initialize specified but the data directory exists. Aborting.

Cause

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