3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 2, 2020 1:42 PM by Dave Stokes-MySQL Community Team-Oracle

    Is it able to remove data\ibdata1 file from mysql 5.6.30 archive install zip



         I would like to know why the file ibdata1 is preset in the "data" folder in mysql server archive version 5.6.30 (windows 64 bit, enterprise version).

         I removed this file , only keep the folder of "mysql" and "performance_schema",  try to start mysqld for the first time, mysqld can still start successfully,   and I see a  new ibdata1 is generated.

         So I have a question, since this file can be generated automatically, why do you need to preset it in data folder?