4.6.10 mysqlmanager — The MySQL Instance Manager

4.6.10.1 MySQL Instance Manager Command Options
4.6.10.2 MySQL Instance Manager Configuration Files
4.6.10.3 Starting the MySQL Server with MySQL Instance Manager
4.6.10.4 Instance Manager User and Password Management
4.6.10.5 MySQL Server Instance Status Monitoring
4.6.10.6 Connecting to MySQL Instance Manager
4.6.10.7 MySQL Instance Manager Commands
Important

MySQL Instance Manager has been deprecated and is removed in MySQL 5.5.

mysqlmanager is the MySQL Instance Manager (IM). This program monitors and manages MySQL Database Server instances. MySQL Instance Manager is available for Unix-like operating systems, as well as Windows. It runs as a daemon that listens on a TCP/IP port. On Unix, it also listens on a Unix socket file.

MySQL Instance Manager can be used in place of the mysqld_safe script to start and stop one or more instances of MySQL Server. Because Instance Manager can manage multiple server instances, it can also be used in place of the mysqld_multi script. Instance Manager offers these capabilities:

The following sections describe MySQL Instance Manager operation in more detail.