MySQL 8.0 Reference Manual Including MySQL NDB Cluster 8.0

Chapter 28 MySQL sys Schema

MySQL 8.0 includes the sys schema, a set of objects that helps DBAs and developers interpret data collected by the Performance Schema. sys schema objects can be used for typical tuning and diagnosis use cases. Objects in this schema include:

For new installations, the sys schema is installed by default during data directory initialization if you use mysqld with the --initialize or --initialize-insecure option. If this is not desired, you can drop the sys schema manually after initialization if it is unneeded.

The MySQL upgrade procedure produces an error if a sys schema exists but has no version view, on the assumption that absence of this view indicates a user-created sys schema. To upgrade in this case, remove or rename the existing sys schema first.

sys schema objects have a DEFINER of 'mysql.sys'@'localhost'. Use of the dedicated mysql.sys account avoids problems that occur if a DBA renames or removes the root account.