Errors with migrating from MariaDB 10.0 to 10.1

During normal periodic patching sudo apt-get update & upgrade produces an upgrade failure which has me stumped. MariaDB errors out with the following:

“Setting up mariadb-server-10.1 Job for mariadb.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See “systemctl status mariadb.service” and journalctl -xe” for details.

Drop-In" /etc/systemd/system/mariadb.service.d migrated-from-my.cnf-settings.conf, service.conf Active: FAILED (result: exit-code)

It then says “Status: MariaDB Server is down” and further down it indicated that Package mariadb-server-10.1 is not configured yet. Error processing package mariadb-server - leaving unconfigured.

Every night MariaDB now crashes and it appears to be a memory leak perhaps due to a nightly backup which may not be completing.

I have tried removing MariaDB and reinstalling and it does not seem to be the issue. I can restart the service and it will keep working for another day but I would like to figure out what is holding back the upgrade to 10.1.

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