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I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 and I have already installed MySQL (default install using apt). I'd like to set up a database on an external USB harddrive, as it has a large amount of free storage. How can I achieve this? I have no idea where to begin!



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USB 2.0 will be slow, MySQL will crash if the disk is not connected, hopefully ext. disk would not be formatted with FAT/NTFS fs. – jet Apr 4 '11 at 13:51

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Your best bet if you want 2 separate database storage areas is to run 2 separate instances of MySQL with 2 separate configurations.

Here's a good tutorial how to do it.

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