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I have a mysql db in my box. Can I replicate it to another db on the same box?

ie, the same box would be both master and slave(s).

Are there other ways of achieving this? (I'm thinking pointers/references, because it's in the same db system)

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

Yes, you can. Just run each instance on a different port.

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Thanks, I just installed mysql again using a different port. Works - no troubles so far... – Jonny Jan 18 '10 at 8:21

Just need different data dirs/sockets, etc. so different my.cnf's.

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