On Thu, Aug 02, 2007 at 02:04:45PM +1000, Hartleigh Burton wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> 
> I have installed MySQL 5.0.45 server on a new FreeBSD 6.2 boxen, and  
> having some problems restoring a 10GB database backup to the new  
> server. The error I receive is max_allowed_packet too large. When I  
> change the value for max_allowed_packet and set it to 100M, or 500M,  
> or 1G, or 1000M, or 8589934592 (bits), it does not appear to be  
> changing the value in MySQL.
> 
> I only have one configuration file located in /etc/mysql/my.cnf which  
> is where I am setting the max_allowed_packet value.
> 
> After altering this value, I restart MySQL (or even the entire  
> server) and then log into mysql and do a "show variables;" command.  
> The max_allowed_packet variable is ALWAYS set to 1048576 (1M), and  
> has not changed no matter what I try.
> 
> Is the my.cnf file in the right location (/etc/mysql/)???

No, that is not the default location.  I think it uses
/var/db/mysql/my.cnf by default.

> Not sure if this additional information is of any use, in the rc.conf  
> file I have changed the database directory by using mysql_dbdir="/db/ 
> mysql".

OK, then it is presumably /db/mysql/my.cnf.

Kris

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