Using MySQL Non-Install Package

Tutorial example on how to download and install MySQL server using the Non-Install package on a Windows system. Data directory is required to run MySQL server.

1. Go to MySQL download Website at and click on the "Community (GPL) Downloads" in the "MySQL Community Edition" section. The "MySQL Community Downloads" page shows up.

2. Click the "Download" button next to "Windows (x86, 64-bit), ZIP Archive 8.0.16 228.9M" in the "Other Downloads:" section. The "Begin Your Download -" page shows up.

3. Click the "No thanks, just start my download." link to skip the login process. The download process starts.

4. Save the downloaded file,, to the \temp folder.

5. Unzip \temp\ to "\temp\mysql" and move it to "\local\mysql".

6. Now try to start the MySQL server by running "\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe" program:

herong> \mysql\bin\mysqld

[System] [MY-010116] [Server] C:\local\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe
   (mysqld 8.0.16) starting as process 11928

[Warning] [MY-010091] [Server] Can't create test file

[ERROR] [MY-013276] [Server] Failed to set datadir to
   'C:\local\mysql\data\' (OS errno: 2 - No such file or directory)

[ERROR] [MY-010119] [Server] Aborting

[System] [MY-010910] [Server] C:\local\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe:
   Shutdown complete (mysqld 8.0.16)  MySQL Community Server - GPL.

As you can see from the output, the MySQL server program is ready. But the server data directory is not ready. See the next tutorial to initialize MySQL data directory.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of SQL

MySQL Introduction and Installation

 What Is MySQL

 Downloading and Installing MySQL

 Issues during MySQL Installation

 Starting and Stopping MySQL Server

 Un-Installing MySQL

 MySQL Command Line Client Tool

 What Is MySQL Shell

 What Is MySQL Workbench

Using MySQL Non-Install Package

 MySQL Data Directory Initialization

 Creating MySQL Windows Service

 %mysql% Variable for MySQL Server Path

 Introduction of MySQL Programs

 PHP Programs and MySQL Server

 Perl Programs and MySQL Servers

 Java Programs and MySQL Servers

 Datatypes and Data Literals

 Operations and Expressions

 Character Strings and Bit Strings

 Commonly Used Functions

 Table Column Types for Different Types of Values

 Using DDL to Create Tables and Indexes

 Using DML to Insert, Update and Delete Records

 Using SELECT to Query Database

 Window Functions for Statistical Analysis

 Use Index for Better Performance

 Transaction Management and Isolation Levels

 Locks Used in MySQL

 Defining and Calling Stored Procedures

 Variables, Loops and Cursors Used in Stored Procedures

 System, User-Defined and Stored Procedure Variables

 MySQL Server Administration

 Storage Engines in MySQL Server

 InnoDB Storage Engine - Primary and Secondary Indexes

 Performance Tuning and Optimization

 Bulk Changes on Large Tables

 MySQL Server on macOS

 Installing MySQL Server on Linux

 Connection, Performance and Second Instance on Linux

 Archived Tutorials


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