mysqld --initialize Should Also Use --no-defaults

(Doc ID 2300452.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 03, 2017

Applies to:

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


To avoid any possible issues while  using mysqld --intiialize

( as of versions 5.7.6 + )


the --no-defaults option should be used.

It could be possible that , eg error-log or datadir variables be picked up from the default config file PATHs on systems where an existing mysqld is installed causing confusion for the admin.



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