Bug #30745 Please Separate programm, data and settings
Submitted: 31 Aug 2007 9:53
Reporter: Louis Breda van Email Updates:
Status: Open Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Server: Installing Severity:S4 (Feature request)
Version:5.x OS:Any
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: install, settings
Triage: D5 (Feature request)

[31 Aug 2007 9:53] Louis Breda van
Description:
Hello,

Since years I try to separate:
- programm
- settings
- data (and loggings)
- tempfiles
- archives
By putting them in different directorys preferable even partions.

Not easy since e.g. microsoft does make a mess out of it (improving I have to say)

However, also the mysql default settings and installer do not support the IMHO very withfull separation of the items mentioned.

I think there is room for improvement over there. I would like to see an advanced option in the installer which als for the data and progamm locations to be used.

Situation should be such that you can restore the system partion without any concerns about data / settings / loggings etc  

How to repeat:
not relevant

Suggested fix:
change installer proces