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I have created a database called TEST with innodb tables. When I look in the /var/lib/mysql/TEST directory I see a .frm file for each table. However, there are no .ibd files in that directory. The only ibd file I can find is /var/lib/mysql/ibdata1

Should there be at least one ibd file in the /var/lib/mysql/TEST directory? Why is the ibdata1 file not in /TEST ?

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default behavior is all in one, if you looking to separate it you need to read following:

MySQL :: MySQL 5.6 Reference Manual :: 14.5.2 InnoDB File-Per-Table Mode

  • My primary issue is why is the file not in the TEST subdirectory? (I realize that settings creates one file per table) – TSG Mar 9 '15 at 21:55
  • That is the way InnoDB works. All tables on all databases are in the ibdataX -files in /var/lib/mysql by default. – Tero Kilkanen Mar 10 '15 at 6:03

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