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Managing & Using MySQL, 2nd Edition by Hugh E. Williams, Randy Yarger, George Reese, Tim King

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Server Startup and Shutdown

Because the MySQL server is a server process, it should start up automatically when the machine starts up. It should also shut down cleanly when the computer shuts down. How you achieve these goals depends heavily on your operating system.

Tip

You can start the server directly from the command line using the mysqld command. It is recommended, however, that you use safe_mysqld when starting MySQL by hand under all operating systems.

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