Importation of large database has wrecked MySQL on Ubuntu 20.04

I tried importing a database weighing at 262 megabytes using mysql -u username -p databasename < sourcedatabasename.sql on my client’s server. The import command failed to complete.

I did not make any adjustments to the import size limit before importing the database. I am assuming this would cause issues.

Now when I try and access MySQL on my server using sudo mysql, I receive the following error: ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock’ (2).

I have also received this error while trying to log into MySQL using the terminal: ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user ‘root’@‘localhost’ (using password: YES).

I have tried following this help page with no success.

When I run sudo systemctl status mysql.service, the following is displayed.

mysql.service - MySQL Community Server Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/mysql.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled) Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Tue 2021-10-26 17:58:27 MDT; 46s ago Process: 1714 ExecStartPre=/usr/share/mysql/mysql-systemd-start pre (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS) Process: 1723 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/mysqld (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE) Main PID: 1723 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE) Status: “Server startup in progress”

Oct 26 17:56:46 username systemd[1]: Starting MySQL Community Server… Oct 26 17:58:27 username systemd[1]: mysql.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE Oct 26 17:58:27 username systemd[1]: mysql.service: Failed with result ‘exit-code’. Oct 26 17:58:27 username systemd[1]: Stopped MySQL Community Server.

If I run sudo reboot, I can make it to step 5, but running this command sudo kill `cat /var/run/mysqld/ results in this message: cat: /var/run/mysqld/ No such file or directory.

Could someone please assist me with getting MySQL back up and running on my server.



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Hi @mikehermary,

Could you confirm that after trying to import 262MB of data backup file only your MySQL service stopped?

And what you seeing when you run sudo systemctl start mysql.service?

FYR, I am sharing the below links to guide you with MySQL installation and Import/Export:

Regards, Rajkishore