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Percona installation missing init script

I have just migrated from an RDS instance to a local percona instance on a Debian server and encountered an odd issue...

After installation, which all appeared normal at first, I tried to start percona and there was no init script (which would usually live at /etc/init.d/mysql). Disaster!

Some googling ensued but to no avail. Then I decided to check out some likely locations and sure enough found the file I needed at /usr/share/mysql/mysql.server. Maybe this will help someone else out of the same situation!

P.S. Percona has several pre-built my.cnf files (my-huge.cnf, my-medium.cnf etc.) which are also in /usr/share/mysql but a newer development is their configuration wizard which is well worth a try!

Created: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:00:00 GMT
Last modified: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:00:00 GMT