mysql.server startup script is included in MariaDB distributions on Unix. It can be used on systems such as Linux and
Solaris that use System V-style run directories to start and stop system
services. It is also used by the Mac OS X Startup Item for MariaDB.
mysql.server can be found in the support-files directory
under your MariaDB installation directory or in a MariaDB source distribution.
If you use the Linux server RPM package (MariaDB-server-VERSION.rpm), the
mysql.server script will be installed in the /etc/init.d
directory with the name mysql. You need not install it manually.
Some vendors provide RPM packages that install a startup script under a
different name such as
If you install MariaDB from a source distribution or using a binary
distribution format that does not install
automatically, you can install it manually. Instructions are provided in
Starting and Stopping MariaDB Automatically.
mysql.server reads options from the
mysql.server] and [
mysqld] sections of
option files. For backward compatibility, it also reads
mysql_server] sections, although you should rename such
sections to [
mysql.server] when using MySQL 5.0.
mysql.server supports the following options.
|The path to the MariaDB installation directory.|
|The path to the MariaDB data directory.|
|The path name of the file in which the server should write its process ID. If not provided, the default, |
|How long in seconds to wait for confirmation of server startup. If the server does not start within this time, mysql.server exits with an error. The default value is 900. A value of 0 means not to wait at all for startup. Negative values mean to wait forever (no timeout).|
|Use Instance Manager to start the server.|
|The login user name to use for running |