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Installing Zephyr on a machine with existing MySQL instances

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Problem

Can I install Zephyr on a machine that already has a preexisting MySQL DB?

Cause

Zephyr strongly recommends installing the database and server on its own machine. As an exception to this rule, a small company may have a very light anticipated load of the server and also may not have an additional box free to put Zephyr on.

If you forget you already have a MySQL database running when you try to install Zephyr, you will probably see the following symptoms:
·         Installation failure
·         Error messages
·         Starting the service/database throws errors
·         Unintentional shutdown of service

Fix

Before you install Zephyr, set the MySQL system-level PATH environment variable.

Add the following as the first entry in PATH: <FUTURE_ZEPHYR_ROOT>\msyql\bin

Also note that all the services must be running on their own ports in order to work, even if they are similar services. The Zephyr installer will try by default to find open ports that will work when installing but it is always good to double check.

 

 

 

Knowledge Document Information

 

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Title:                     Installing Zephyr on a machine with existing MySQL instances

Product:                 Enterprise Edition, Community Edition

Version:                 4.X

Summary:              Can I install Zephyr on a machine that already has a preexisting                                      MySQL DB?

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