Display a help message and exit.
The IP address to bind to.
On Unix, the pathname of the MySQL Server binary, if no
path was provided in the instance section. Example:
Read Instance Manager and MySQL Server settings from the
given file. All configuration changes by the Instance
Manager will be made to this file. This must be the first
option on the command line if it is used.
On Windows, install Instance Manager as a Windows service.
The path to the IM log file. This is used with the
The interval in seconds for monitoring instances. The
default value is 20 seconds. Instance Manager tries to
connect to each monitored instance to check whether it is
alive/not hanging. In the case of a failure, IM performs
several attempts to restart the instance. The
nonguarded option in the appropriate
instance section disables this behavior for a particular
Prepare an entry for the password file and exit.
Look for the Instance Manager users and passwords in this
file. The default file is
The process ID file to use. By default, this file is named
The TCP/IP port number to use for incoming connections.
(The default port number assigned by IANA is 2273).
Print the current defaults and exit. This must be the
first option on the command line if it is used.
On Windows, removes Instance Manager as a Windows service.
This assumes that Instance Manager has been run with
Daemonize and start the angel process. The angel process
is simple and unlikely to crash. It will restart the
Instance Manager itself in case of a failure.
On Unix, the socket file to use for incoming connections.
By default, the file is named
On Windows, run Instance Manager in standalone mode.
Username to start and run the
mysqlmanager under. It is recommended
to run mysqlmanager under the same user
account used to run the mysqld server.
(“User” in this context refers to a system
login account, not a MySQL user listed in the grant
Output version information and exit.