Hi,
I try to install a MySQL 8 multiple instances in my Ubuntu 18.x droplet.
I configured my.cnf (mysqld groups) , made a second /var/run/mysqld2.pin and mysqld2.sock, created a new datadir (/var/lib/mysql2 inkl. user und usergroup mysql and chmod 777) und try to start the instances.

mysqld_multi start 1 

ok.

And then I try to start the second instance

mysqld_multi start 2

and I always will get the FATAL ERROR
Tried to start mysqld under group [mysqld2],
but no data directory was found or could be created.
data directory used: /var/lib/mysql2

and I don’t know why!!!!

Be aware - it’s MySQL 8 and mysql_install_dbto install the mysql databases is deprecated! Instead I should use mysqld --initializebut it won’t work as well.

Please help!

BR
Martin

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Hi there @mheinrich67,

I believe that you need to prepare your data directory for the second instance.

You can follow the steps here on how to prepare multiple data directories for MySQL 8:

https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/8.0/en/multiple-data-directories.html

Regards,
Bobby

Hi guys, thx a lot. I will try and wanna give feedback

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