MySQL installation and configuration


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MySQL database is supported up to version 5.7 and ODBC driver up to version 5.3.10. Upgrading to a higher version (5.3.11 or 8.x) of MySQL and ODBC driver is not recommended.

If you have already installed and configured MySQL, proceed to Configuration.

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MariaDB is a default database in most current Linux environments and gets installed when you select to install MySQL.

MariaDB is not supported by ESET Remote Administrator!

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Please make sure to install MySQL for ESET Remote Administrator to work properly. Before installing the database on Linux, add MySQL repository:

Debian, Ubuntu: Adding the MySQL APT Repository

CentOS, Red Hat Fedora: Adding the MySQL Yum Repository

OpenSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server: Adding the MySQL SLES Repository

After adding the MySQL repository, you can proceed with MySQL installation.

Installation of MySQL will differ depending on the Linux distribution and version used:

Debian and Ubuntu distributions

Use the following command to install MySQL:
sudo apt-get install mysql-server

Advanced installation:

CentOS, Red Hat and Fedora distributions

Use the following command to install MySQL:
sudo yum install mysql-server

Advanced installation:

OpenSUSE distribution

Use the following command to install MySQL:
sudo zypper install mysql-community-server

Manual installation

Download and install MySQL Community Server edition from:


Run the following command to open the my.cnf (my.ini for Windows installation) file in a text editor:

sudo nano /etc/mysql/my.cnf
(if the file is not present, try /etc/my.cnf)

Find the following configuration in the [mysqld] section of the my.cnf file and modify the values. (If the parameters are not present in the file, add them to the [mysqld] section ):


For MySQL 5.6.20 and 5.6.21 (you can determine your MySQL version by using mysql --version):

oinnodb_log_file_size needs to be set to at least 200 MB (for example innodb_log_file_size=200M)

For MySQL >= 5.6.22:

oinnodb_log_file_size*innodb_log_files_in_group needs to be set to at least 200 MB (* denotes multiplication, the product of the two parameters must be > 200 MB. The minimal value for innodb_log_files_in_group is 2 and maximal value is 100, the value also has to be integer)
For example:


Save and close the file and enter the following command to restart the MySQL server and apply the configuration (in some cases, the service name is mysqld):

sudo service mysql restart

Run the following command to set up MySQL including privileges and password (this is optional and may not work for some Linux distributions):


Enter the following command to check whether the MySQL server is running:

sudo netstat -tap | grep mysql

If the MySQL server is running, the following line will be displayed. Note that the process identifier - PID (7668 in the example below) will be different:

tcp        0      0 localhost:mysql         *:*                LISTEN      7668/mysqld