Sunday, May 24, 2015

How to find mysql data directory using mysql terminal

[email protected]:~/Downloads$ mysql -u root
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mysql> SHOW VARIABLES LIKE 'datadir';
+---------------+-----------------+
| Variable_name | Value           |
+---------------+-----------------+
| datadir       | /var/lib/mysql/ |
+---------------+-----------------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

mysql> exit

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