How can I enable symbolic link support in my MySQL Server. When I run show variables like 'have_symlink'; I got result as disabled.

  • I've had the same question, but the accepted answer didn't solve mine Dec 31, 2017 at 15:14

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If you want to enable symbolic link then add following line in mysql server configuration file in the section of [mysqld]. symbolic-links=TRUE After adding restart mysql server then you will get show variables like 'have_symlink'; value as YES.

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