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MySQL -Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2)

I currenty have a LAMP, running on Ubuntu 14.04, yesterday everything was fine, but today my MYSQL is not working.

When i try to connect via

mysql -u root -p

I get the error: ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock’ (2)

the Mysql.err file is completely empty, and have absolute no ideia about what to do.

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If you are creating a droplet from snapshot, then make sure to update the bind-address field with the new ip address.

$sudo nano /etc/mysql/my.cnf

Update the bind-address field with new ip address then run

$sudo service mysql start

I had the same problem and i solved it restarting the mysql server.

sudo service mysql restart

derek_tgm’s reply fixed the problem. I had copied a droplet and couldn’t start MySQL, and had the same error message. Increasing the server resources fixed it for me.