I'm gonna install MySQL 5.5 in a virtual Windows Server. I'd like to have the data in an separate partition (it may be in a different virtual disk) than the system one. I'm considering two options:
Install MySQL in the default installation path ("C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL"), create the data folder in the "D:\mysqldata" and modify the "my.cnf" to point to the new folder
Install MySQL in directly in "D:\mysql"
Are there any difference between then? Is there a recommended approach?