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Mysql Stopped Working and Wont Start

Posted on 2006-06-27
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Today Mysql Stopped working. It wonr restart or start.

This is the error that cpanel gives when trying to restart the service:

/usr/bin/mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed error: 'Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)' Check that mysqld is running and that the socket: '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' exists! mysql has failed, please contact the sysadmin (result was "Warning, no valid mysql.sock file found.mysql has failed").
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That doesn't look like it is trying to restart the service.  Instead, it looks like it is attempting to communicate with an already running service, and failing.  Have you tried starting mysqld back up?
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service mysql restart
No mysqld pid file found. Looked for /var/lib/mysql/lserver4.speedlinux.com.pid.

service mysqld restart
mysqld: unrecognized service


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What does your mysql.error log file say?

Is there a mysql process running?

Maybe you need to 'start' instead of 'restart'.  I'm used to running init.d scripts for this sort of thing.
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Where can i find that error log?
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i think that the socket file is place in one place and system is looking for it in other place.

one way...
make sure that socket file is setup correctly:
* check "socket" variable in /etc/my.cnf" file
* check that service startup init script (somewhere in /etc/init.d/mysql) starts mysql with correct --socket option

or another way...
i would recommend to create a soft link.
lets say that socket file is placed in /tmp/mysql.sock now. and we see that system is complaining becouse it cannot find '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock'. so, lets create a link:
ln -s /tmp/mysql.sock /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock
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