This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Connecting JIRA applications to MySQL
The articles states your should create the DB and then change your mysql settings. doing this results in errors and you won't be able to attach JIRA to the DB.
I suggest you modify my.cnf prior to creating the DB.
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