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Install ProxySQL 1.X from a binary tarball

Installing ProxySQL from a tarball is an alternative method if the recommended method, using either the apt or the yum package manager, is not applicable in your environment.

  1. In Download ProxySQL 1.x page, select the ProxySQL version, and select Linux - Generic in the Software field. Download the appropriate package for your platform.

  2. Extract the files from the archive and change to the directory that contains the extracted files.

    # Extract the files (assuming you have changed to the download destination directory)
    $ tar xzf proxysql-VERSION-Linux-PLATFORM-ARCHITECTURE*.tar.gz
    # Change to the directory that contains the extracted files
  3. Create a directory to store the ProxySQL data:

    $ mkdir /home/user/data
  4. Update the value of the datadir in the configuration file to point to the data directory you have created.

  5. Set the other options, as needed.

  6. Start ProxySQL with the -c option to pass the configuration file you have updated:

    $ /home/user/path-to-extracted-dir/usr/bin/proxysql \
    -c /home/user/path-to-extracted-dir/etc/proxysql.cnf

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Last update: 2024-06-11