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Getting Started with MariaDB by Daniel Bartholomew

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Chapter 2. Configuring MariaDB

MariaDB is installed with a generic configuration suitable for light, casual use. This is perfect for giving MariaDB a try but hardly suitable for a production database application, or even a moderately busy website database. There are thousands of ways to tweak the settings to get MariaDB to perform the way we need it to. Many books have been written on this subject. In this chapter, we'll just cover the basics that are enough to comfortably edit the MariaDB config files and get to know our way around; think of it as a highlights tour.

Filesystem layout for MariaDB

A MariaDB installation is not a single file or even a single directory, so the first stop on our tour is a high-level overview of the filesystem layout. ...

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