Monthly archives: August, 2014

Symlinked MySQL Configuration File Problem

Say you are me and you are updating your MySQL configuration. Say that, for purposes of backup and version control, you replace /etc/mysql/my.cnf with a symlink. Say you stop MySQL and start it up again, and you receive a failure message. You might venture to look at the service startup log file, perhaps /var/log/upstart/mysql.log. You …