Administration Basics

You can download the MySQL administrator and, can get its manual at dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/5.0.html (GUI tools and Documentation links). This optional tool has a graphical user interface, and provides an overview of the MySQL settings. It displays performance indicators graphically, making it easier to determine and tune server settings.

Start this tool to view databases. When you install the embedded database, installation creates a database named owbusdb. The installation also creates a root and <O/S user> login (user oware is created, too).

Figure 11-1  MySQL Users

The default password for database access is dorado. Read the tool’s instructions for specifics about how to use it.