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MySQL version 5.6.14 is available for download for OSX, a double click and install is available named Mac OS X ver. 10.7 (x86, 64-bit), DMG Archive. (Don’t worry about the 10.7 naming, Works fine in OSX 10.9 and OSX 10.8)

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MySQL Community Edition is a freely downloadable version of the world's most popular open source database that is supported by an active community of open source developers and enthusiasts. MySQL Cluster Community Edition is available as a separate download. (mysql-query-browser-1.1.20-win.msi) MD5: b67ecf3b4e6bc2f6b87ba838b91ce9fb Windows (x86, 32-bit), ZIP Archive: Feb 7, 2006: 4.9M. Download Mac OS X 10.5.6 for Mac & read reviews. The Mojave update.

Stop the MySQL Server

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Download and Launch the DMG

There is no upgrade option in the installer and you are presented with the 3 installations:

You need to install all the three installers.

Control/Right click the mysql-5.6…pkg to avoid the security GateKeeper. Follow the installation processes.

Location of MySQL 5.6 Data

MySQL data and files will be stored at:

and an ‘mysql’ directory alias is also created that points to the same location

which points to

Your previous installation is maintained and will be filed in the same location with the appropraite version you were using, like so:

What needs to be done is to migrate the database and tables to the new version.

Migrate Databases

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The key directory from the previous instance that needs to be copied is :

So in this instance the previous mysql version was 5.5.13 – rename the new data directory and copy in the old one and fix file ownership to MySQL:

Change Name of newer data directory
Copy Old Databases into new location
Set Correct Ownership to MySQL

Start MySQL and Repair

Now we need to start the MySQL database and run a repair/upgrade tool on the older databases

Run the Upgrade Tool

If you get errors on the first run, run the command again

Restart MySQL

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Check the Version
Set MySQL Password

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In the latest version of MySQL 5.6 there is a default ‘my.cnf’ file that the database references that is now stored in:

So if you have made any customisations to the behaviour of MySQL then these will now need to be added in the new my.cnf file and make a copy to /etc so any global changes will be read in when MySQL is launched.

10.9 Community Server 5.6.21 Download is incorrect (Mac)
Posted by: Bryan Larson
Date: November 25, 2014 09:47AM

The Mac OS X 10.9 (x86, 64-bit), DMG Archive link for the Community Server is actually a 10.8 install. This needs to be fixed. I tried contacting MySQL, but the only contact info I could find was their sales department. Anyone know how to get this information to the correct team?


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