Running MySQL Utility Commands on Remote Server

Sarah Reichelt sarahr at
Tue Mar 29 18:12:32 EST 2005

> I assumed that the MySQL utility programs could be used only where the 
> rest of MySQL had been installed.  From what you're saying, these 
> utilities are completely standalone and independent of any other 
> material installed as part of the MySQL server.

>  Is this the case, or does it mean that MySQL has to be installed on 
> each client system as well, not to function as a local MySQL server, 
> but simply to provide support for the utilities?
No, the utilities can operate independently. They just need to know the 
address of the server and a username & password so they can access the 


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