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mysql database admin

MySQL (Community Server)

8.0.18 | Updated: 10/14/2019



Downloads of v 8.0.18:



Software Author(s):

  • Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates

MySQL (Community Server) 8.0.18

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To install MySQL (Community Server), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade MySQL (Community Server), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall MySQL (Community Server), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade mysql -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade mysql -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure mysql installed
    name: mysql
    state: present
    version: 8.0.18
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'mysql' do
  action    :install
  version  '8.0.18'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: mysql,
    Version: 8.0.18,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller mysql
   Name     = 'mysql'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '8.0.18'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'mysql':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '8.0.18',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install mysql version="8.0.18" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 10/14/2019.


MySQL Community Edition is the freely downloadable version of the world's most popular open source database. It is available under the GPL license and is supported by a huge and active community of open source developers.

Please Note: This is an automatically updated package. If you find it is
out of date by more than a day or two, please contact the maintainer(s) and
let them know the package is no longer updating correctly.

Package Parameters

The package accepts the following optional parameters:
* /installLocation - filesystem location for mysql binaries
* /dataLocation - filesystem location for mysql data
* /port - numberic TCP listening port
* /serviceName - custom name for the Windows services entry

Example: choco install mysql --params "/port:3307 /serviceName:AltSQL"

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$url = ''
$checksum = '683b7a901c6571951a3948f02f2d647cc7d10ca1a2dd645914a6064287a4d5f0'
$checksumType = 'sha256'

$pp = Get-PackageParameters

$packageName = 'mysql'
$binRoot = if ($pp.installLocation) { $pp.installLocation } else { Get-ToolsLocation }
$installDir = Join-Path $binRoot "$packageName"
$installDirBin = "$($installDir)\current\bin"
Write-Host "Adding `'$installDirBin`' to the path and the current shell path"
Install-ChocolateyPath "$installDirBin"
$env:Path = "$($env:Path);$($installDirBin)"
$port = if ($pp.Port) { $pp.Port } else { 3306 }
$serviceName = if ($pp.serviceName) { $pp.serviceName } else { "MySQL" }
$dataDir = if ($pp.dataLocation) { Join-Path $pp.dataLocation "$packageName" } else { "C:\ProgramData\MySQL" }

if (![System.IO.Directory]::Exists($installDir)) {[System.IO.Directory]::CreateDirectory($installDir) | Out-Null}

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  unzipLocation  = $installDir
  url           = $url
  checksum      = $checksum
  checksumType  = $checksumType

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage  @packageArgs

# find the unpack directory
$installedContentsDir = get-childitem $installDir -include 'mysql*' | Sort-Object -Property LastWriteTime -Desc | Select-Object -First 1

# shut down service if running
try {
  write-host "Shutting down MySQL if it is running"
  Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin "cmd /c NET STOP $serviceName"
  Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin "cmd /c sc delete $serviceName"
} catch {
  # no service installed

# delete current bin directory contents
if ([System.IO.Directory]::Exists("$installDirBin")) {
  Write-Host "Clearing out the contents of `'$installDirBin`'."
  Start-Sleep 3

# copy the installed directory into the current dir
Write-host "Copying contents of `'$installedContentsDir`' to `'$($installDir)\current`'."
[System.IO.Directory]::CreateDirectory("$installDirBin") | Out-Null
Copy-Item "$($installedContentsDir)\*" "$($installDir)\current" -Force -Recurse

$iniFileDest = "$($installDir)\current\my.ini"
if (!(Test-Path($iniFileDest))) {
  Write-Host "No existing my.ini. Creating default '$iniFileDest' with default locations for datadir."

"@ | Out-File $iniFileDest -Force -Encoding ASCII

# initialize everything
Write-Host "Initializing MySQL if it hasn't already been initialized."
try {

  $defaultDataDir= Join-Path $dataDir "data"
  if (![System.IO.Directory]::Exists($defaultDataDir)) {[System.IO.Directory]::CreateDirectory($defaultDataDir) | Out-Null}
  Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin "cmd /c '$($installDirBin)\mysqld' --defaults-file='$iniFileDest' --initialize-insecure"
} catch {
  write-host "MySQL has already been initialized"

# install the service itself
write-host "Installing the mysql service"
Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin "cmd /c '$($installDirBin)\mysqld' --install $serviceName"
# turn on the service
Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin "cmd /c NET START $serviceName"

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
MySQL (Community Server) 8.0.17 5912 Monday, July 22, 2019 Approved
MySQL (Community Server) 3798 Monday, May 13, 2019 Approved
MySQL (Community Server) 8.0.16 2050 Thursday, April 25, 2019 Approved
MySQL (Community Server) 8.0.15 3943 Saturday, February 2, 2019 Approved
MySQL (Community Server) 8.0.14 1032 Monday, January 21, 2019 Approved
MySQL (Community Server) 8.0.13 1587 Thursday, December 27, 2018 Approved
MySQL (Community Server) 5.7.18 44281 Monday, April 10, 2017 Approved
MySQL (Community Server) 5.7.17 11176 Monday, December 12, 2016 Approved
MySQL (Community Server) 5.7.16 3034 Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Approved

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