After creating a TDSQL for MySQL instance, you need to initialize it before you can use it.
- Log in to the TDSQL for MySQL console, select a region, locate the uninitialized instance in the instance list, and click More > Initialize in the Operation column.
- In the pop-up dialog box, select the configuration as needed, and click OK.
- Supported character sets: select the character set supported by MySQL.
- Case-sensitive table name: set whether the table name of database is case-sensitive.
- Enable strong sync: enable strong sync to ensure data consistency at the secondary node in case the primary node fails. At least 2 nodes are required for this option to work.
- Return to the instance list to locate the instance. When the status changes Running, the instance can be connected.
After initialization, you can access the TDSQL for MySQL instance over both the private and public networks from a Windows or Linux CVM instance. For more information, please see Connecting to Instances.