I am trying to install MySQL 5.7.33 onto a windows 2012 server. A process I have done many many times.
I have copied the Zip file onto the server and expanded it into
G:/mysql57/ (the same zip file I used to install on other servers previously without issues).
I place a
my.ini file into this directory. Then I initialize the database:
G:/mysql57/bin/mysqld.exe --initialize --basedir=G:/mysql57/ --datadir=G:/mysql57/data/
So far so good. The error log is created along with temporary password. I then install the service:
G:/mysql57/bin/mysqld.exe --install MySQL57 --defaults-file="G:/mysql57/my.ini"
I then try to start the service, which results in:
Error 1053: The service did not respond in a timely fashion
It also annoyingly doesn't add anything to the error log.
If I try and run mysqld manually however it works fine, no errors
I can log in, I change my password etc.
Yet starting the service fails, every time.
I should point out that there is another MySQL database on there in
D:/mysql (MySQL 5.5) which is using port 3306 and runs fine. This new one is using Port 3307.
Again a process I have done many times over.
I have checked the Windows Event Viewer, nothing.
I have tried the
my.ini file from the old database.
I have tried a minimal
my.ini file (port, basedir and datadir only).
Is there anything else I have missed, as I've now lost most of a day on something that was supposed to be done by lunchtime.