MySQL Sandbox 3.0.29

This tool helps you install a MySQL server in isolation
MySQL Sandbox
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MySQL Sandbox is an open source tool that offers a quick and painless install of side MySQL server in isolation.


Unpack the necessary MySQL binaries somewhere under your home directory, and give it a convenient name (e.g. /opt/mysql/5.1.10, or $HOME/binaries/5.1.10 )

Unpack the distribution package in one empty directory and run the install script. For example:

./ -f sandbox.conf --basedir=$HOME/binaries/5.1.10

You can create the data directory in two ways:

- using mysql_install_db script. In this case, the sandbox will run an additional script to install username and password in the database. --datadir_from=script

- copying from an already existing directory (you need to have the necessary privileges to read fies from the origin) --datadir_from=dir:/usr/local/mysql/data/mysql

To see the available options, run ./ --help


Change directory to the newly created one (default:


Start the server


Stop the server


use a client with the sandbox server:


last updated on:
February 6th, 2013, 17:04 GMT
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
Giuseppe Maxia, MySQL AB
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What's New in version 3.0.28
  • MySQL-Sandbox 3.0.28 now supports MySQL 5.6 in more ways.
  • In addition to creating sandboxes without errors, it does also suppress the unnecessary verbosity, it makes the 'clear' command safer, and it adds a script to enable global transaction ID in replication.
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