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MySQL 8 Cookbook by Karthik Appigatla

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Using Generic Binaries

If you have installed MySQL through binaries, you have to remove the symlink to the old version (refer to the Uninstalling MySQL 8 section) and do a fresh installation (refer to the Installing MySQL on Linux using generic binaries section).

Start the MySQL 8.0 server (refer to the Starting or Stopping MySQL 8 to start MySQL section). If there are encrypted InnoDB tablespaces, use the --early-plugin-load option to load the keyring plugin.

The server automatically detects whether data dictionary tables are present. If not, the server creates them in the data directory , populates them with metadata, and then proceeds with its normal startup sequence. During this process, the server upgrades metadata for all database objects, ...

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