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How to make innodb as default engine

Posted by: admin April 4, 2018 Leave a comment

Questions:

I am trying to make Innodb as my default engine and I changed this in the my.cnf file.

I set default-storage-engine=InnoDB in my.cnf file and restarted mysql but still it’s not taking it.

Even after restarting the server, it’s still showing default engine as MyISAM.

show engines

+————+———+-
| Engine | Support |
+————+———+-
| InnoDB | YES |
| MRG_MYISAM | YES |
| BLACKHOLE | YES |
| CSV | YES |
| MEMORY | YES |
| FEDERATED | NO |
| ARCHIVE | YES |
| MyISAM | DEFAULT |
+————+———+-

How can I change it to InnoDB ?

Answers:

Make sure you add this line in the proper section of the my.cnf file. It needs to be in the [mysqld]section:

default-storage-engine=InnoDB

Also, comment out any other line in my.cnf that may be setting it to MyISAM.