Recently, I was working on one of the support ticket where customer was complaining that when he change datadir location by copying datadir from C: to F:, set mysql permissions and changing location in my.ini, he could not able to start mysql. Even no error msg in MySQL error log OR application log that why it doesn’t start.
We have checked all the required steps mentioned in documentations and blog posts but still the issue was not getting resolved. Finally, one of my colleague suggested to read this forum post.
and we found out that NETWORK SERVICE permission is required for datadir. By default, it will be given to the C:\ but not for other drives. So when we change any datadir to other drive like E:\ or F:\, we …[Read more]