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Re: MySQL Service Will Not Start / Windows Server 2012
Posted by: Peter Brawley
Date: August 25, 2020 01:25PM


when mysql is fired up via the console, it seems to want to use this folder C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.6\data as it's data folder.
Strangely and stupidly, that's been a MySQL default data folder setting.

To get the server program to point at the correct data folder, add --datadir=PathToDatadir to the command line.

Once MySQL is running against the correct datadir without errors, recnfigure the service in services.msc with the same cmd.

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