In the past I used to setup MySQL/MariaDB manually on Windows boxes but don't remember exactly how. I unzip the .msi file and put every binary file into the desired place. I write a custom
my.ini file including required
InnoDB settings like
autoextend but also log directory. Now I want to generate the
mysql defaults database. According to the documentation it's not possible to provide the
mysql_install_db.exe tool with a path to the
All files are generated into a single folder including a my.ini file I don't need.
How do I generate the database manually into my individual folder hierarchy?