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How can I move the physical location of the mySQL db?


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I don’t think that’s possible. A USB drive letter can change depending in what order you connect USB devices.


If you want to use existing databases on your PC and have a separate database on your USB stick.


You could try the following compromise:


Copy Uniform server to your USB Stick.

Run the servers.

Run move servers once (this changes the ports)

Install your database


The application that accesses this database requires its MySQL port changing from 3306 to 3307.


Don’t know if that helps with what you are trying to do.


All the best

Ric ;)

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Thanks for the replay, Ric.


I'm hoping I can work up a script to use a variable USB drive letter, although I'm not sure if that's possible, either, as you mentioned.


I'm a lightweight on mySQL and I've not tried to change the physical location of a mySQL file before (normally, I just dump it and import it to different server). After a bit of Google-ing it was not clear to me how I should accomplish a physical location move with US.


My end goal is to encrypt my db using mySQL encryption, store just the db on the USB stick, then have US in a folder on the desktop of different PCs.


I'll experiment with the migration tool as you suggested.


Thanks, again.


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