Mysql doesn't start, no logs either

Mysql doesn’t start, no logs either. systemctl status mysql.service - returns

ExecStartPre=/usr/share/mysql/mysql-systemd-start pre (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

systemd[1]: mysql.service: Control process exited, code=exited status=1

Is there any way to repair or reset mysql from this state?

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July 27, 2022

Hello there,

Have you recently made any changes to the MySQL configuration or any general changes on the droplet? If you examine the server’s resource usage is there anything weird you can spot on?

Additionally, you can check /var/log/syslog for any references to the MySQL service that can help to resolve the issue.


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July 27, 2022

Hi @gja,

After you try and start it, once it fails type in:

journalctl -xe

The error should be seen there.

Additionally, are you sure there are no errors in your error log? If everything is configured properly, the errors should be there.

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