Bash Script To Restart mysql Ubuntu 14.04

  • Posted on July 10, 2014
  • calithosAsked by calithos


I need a Bash Script To Restart mysql, can someone help please ?

Thank you very much!

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my MYSQL is down 10 times for day, for this reason I need the bash script.

I’ve this 2 bash script in the /root :


ps auxw | grep apache2 | grep -v grep > /dev/null

if [ $? != 0 ]
        /etc/init.d/apache2 start > /dev/null

if [[ ! "$(service mysql status)" =~ "start/running" ]]
    service mysql start

None working properly

You can help me please? Thank you very much

You can create a simple bash script to check if MySQL is running and if not to restart it.


# Check if MySQL is running
sudo service mysql status > /dev/null 2>&1

# Restart the MySQL service if it's not running.
if [ $? != 0 ]; then
    sudo service mysql restart

Run this script every 5 minutes using a cron job like this one:

 */5 * * * * /home/user/scripts/ > /dev/null 2>&1

Hope that this helps!

You can restart MySQL by running sudo service mysql restart. You don’t need a bash script, you can just run that command. Is that what you need?