MySQL Conf 2008 – MySQL Sandbox (Day 3)

This morning’s first session is hosted by Giuseppe Maxia about MySQL Sandbox. This tool was created so that you can quickly & easily setup sandbox servers for testing MySQL. It installs side servers on a machine that is already running MySQL. Sandbox installs quickly without disturbing the existing MySQL installation.

The home for the MySQL Sandbox project is hosted on It is not an officially supported product which is why Giuseppe keeps it on SourceForge.

The Sandbox was designed so that you don’t have to go through the hassle, and potentially error prone, steps of setting up multiple sandbox databases. It’s very common for these manual installations to accidentally install in the same data directory (can corrupt your data) or install with the same port/socket (MySQL won’t start).

Details of installing and using after the break… Read More…

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This post was written by Michael Tougeron on April 16, 2008

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