quick search around discovered a statement saying under windows the only supported flush method is innodb_flush_method=async_unbuffered
so we amended my.ini and attempted to restart mySQL
we now get this message. 110527 14:27:35 [Note] Plugin 'FEDERATED' is disabled. 110527 14:27:36 InnoDB: Initializing buffer pool, size = 1.0G 110527 14:27:38 InnoDB: Completed initialization of buffer pool InnoDB: Error: log file .\ib_logfile0 is of different size 0 25165824 bytes InnoDB: than specified in the .cnf file 0 268435456 bytes! 110527 14:27:38 [ERROR] Plugin 'InnoDB' init function returned error. 110527 14:27:38 [ERROR] Plugin 'InnoDB' registration as a STORAGE ENGINE failed. 110527 14:27:38 [ERROR] Unknown/unsupported table type: innodb 110527 14:27:38 [ERROR] Aborting
We cannot find either an ib_logfile0 or any .cnf file on the server. We assume we would be looking in my.ini instead of in a .cnf file. in which case the value for the innodb logfile size is set to 256Mb.