Mysql Database Server For Mac

admin 12/12/2021

MySQL Community Edition is a freely downloadable version of the world's most popular open source database that is supported by an active community of open source developers and enthusiasts. MySQL Cluster Community Edition is available as a separate download. The reason for this change is so that MySQL Cluster can provide more frequent updates. Download MySQL Community Server 5.5 DMG Archive.; Double-click the DMG Archive, and then double-click the.pkg file that starts with mysql-5.5.Follow the instructions to install the MySQL server.; Double-click the MySQLStartupItem.pkg file, and follow the instructions in the setup wizard. The wizard installs the MySQL server as an auto-startup item.

To install MySQL database:

  1. Install the MySQL database server only and select Server Machine as the configuration type.

  2. Select the option to run MySQL as a service.

  3. Launch the MySQL Command-Line Client. To launch the client, enter the following command in a Command Prompt window: mysql -u root -p .

    The -p option is needed only if a root password is defined for MySQL. Enter the password when prompted.

  4. Create the user (for example, amc2) and a strong password:

    mysql> create user 'amc2' identified by 'amc2';

    To restrict access to a machine (for example, to localhost for a user) create the user as follows:

    mysql> create user 'amc2'@'localhost' identified by 'amc2';

  5. Create the database (for example, amc2) and grant all access to the user (for example, amc2 user):

    mysql> create database amc2;

    mysql> grant all on amc2.* to 'amc2';

  6. Configure your MySQL installation to handle large BLOB entries, such as AMC Agent (installation) bundle and MSI binaries. To handle BLOB entries, edit the MySQL Option Files.

    MySQL is a Windows Service, so it can be started or stopped from the Windows Service administrator page. Any updates to the my.ini MySQL option file must be done by the administrator.

    To edit the my.ini file:

    1. Open the my.ini file in an editor. You must edit the file with administrator privileges.

      By default, on MySQL 5.6, the option file is located at %PROGRAMDATA%MySQLMySQL Server 5.6my.ini.


      As of MySQL 5.7.18, my-default.cnf is no longer included in or installed by distribution packages. See Server Configuration Defaults in MySQL Reference Manual.
    2. Set the options max_allowed_packet and innodb_log_file_size in my.ini in the [mysqld] section to the values shown:


      Ensure that there are no other values for max_allowed_packet and innodb_log_file_size that override the set value.
    3. Restart the MySQL service to apply changes.

The MySQL database user credentials provided in this topic are examples. The Advanced Management Console doesn’t need to know your MySQL database user credentials. MySQL database user credentials are only required to configure the Data Source connection in the application server.


How to install MySQL server on Mac OS X

Mac OS X has a great design and a lot of tasks are really easy to do. Unfortunately if you want to have MySQL server installed on your Mac this is not always as simple as everything else.

But wait do I need MySQL server?

In many cases you do not. If this is going to be the only computer on which you will have your sales information, you are planning to have only a few operations every day, or you will connect to other computers using IncoCloud, then no, you can use SQLite and keep things simple.

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But if you have more than one computer in the office/shop/restaurant connected together – one or more front office computers or tablets and one or more back office computers all in a single location, for example, or you expect many operations made every day, then you need MySQL server to handle the big load.

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Important!IncoPOS – our Point of Sale system for macOS can now download, install and configure MySQL server for you. This happens from the built-in wizard when IncoPOS is started for the first time. You can download IncoPOS from here.

The first step is to download MySQL server. Go to the MySQL web site and select the version that matches your version of Mac OS. Select the DMG archive version. After the DMG file finishes downloading click on it to open. Then open the installer inside and follow the installation steps.

Warning! Because Oracle has changed the MySQL installer and the default parameters of the MySQL server in newer versions the following steps may no longer work. These steps were tested with MySQL server version 5.5.48 for Mac OS 10.9 (which should work on newer versions too). Please download and install version 5.5.48 to make sure that all the steps will work correctly. If for some reason the installer is no longer available on the MySQL web site you can download it from here.

After the installation has finished, open the System Preferences and you should see the MySQL icon. Click on it to open the MySQL server preferences. Now press the Start MySQL server button so MySQL would actually start working. Make sure to leave the checkbox “Automatically Start MySQL Server on Startup” so you won’t have to do that again.

Now comes the tricky part. By default MySQL server installs without password and does not restrict access to the information on it. This is not a great idea for us because your information is sensitive and we don’t want the whole world to be able to access it.

For the next part you need to open the Terminal app.

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  1. To open the Terminal app click on the magnifying glass icon on the top right on your mac. This will open Spotlight.
  2. Type terminal in the search field.
  3. When the Terminal app appears in the list, select it by pressing Enter.

In the Terminal screen, type these commands and press Enter after each one of them:

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cd /usr/local/mysql

This will change the current directory to the one where MySQL server is installed

sudo bin/mysql_secure_installation

This command will ask for your computer password. While typing it no characters will be displayed which is normal so don’t worry. Press Enter when finished. This will start a script which will ask you several questions and then reconfigure MySQL.

Set root password? [Y/n]

Select Y and press Enter. After that enter a password for MySQL and press Enter. Re-enter the password and press Enter again. This will be the password that IncoPOS will need when connecting to MySQL server.

Remove anonymous users? [Y/n]

Select Y and press Enter. You don’t need anyone but you or someone you told your password to touch your data.

Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n]

Here you have to decide. If you have more than one computer that will be using this data then answer n. If this information will be accessed only from this computer then select Y. In all cases this can later be changed by using the same commands.

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Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n]


Select Y and press Enter. You don’t need that test database so it is safe to remove it.

Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n]

Select Y and press Enter. This will make the changes you did effective now.

This is it! Now you have MySQL installed and secured on your Mac.