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MySQL service won't start on external drive

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I have hosted the mySql data directory on an external drive for years and I've never had any problems with it. I recently purchased a new external drive and relocated the data directory onto the new drive. Now the mySql service simply won't fire-up. I've done this a million times over the years so the process is not new to me. I have even had success hosting the exact same data directory on a flash/thumb drive with no problems whatsoever. I doubt there is anything wrong with the drive since everything else on it works just fine. I am obviously doing something wrong. Anyone else ever run into this before? I'll say again, I am perfectly able to do this action on ANY other external device including flash media with no problems whatsoever.
May 23 '12 #1
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I suspect a rights problem. Did you have a look at your errorlogs?
If not, what kind of OS, and a piece of your errorlogs.....
May 26 '12 #2

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