mysql galera cluster - shutdown and restart

Dear All,

I have followed the below tutorial to install galera cluster with mysql-5-6 on ubuntu-16-04, and installed successfully using 3 node (VMs). but after stop mysql from node 3 and 2 then stop galera form node 1 then shutdown the VM. and when try to restart galera it fails!

n3usr@node3:~$ sudo systemctl stop mysql => successfully stopped n2usr@node2:~$ sudo systemctl stop mysql => successfully stopped n1usr@node1:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/mysql stop --wsrep-new-cluster => successfully stopped

once restarted the node1 try to start cluster but fails… n1usr@node1:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/mysql start --wsrep-new-cluster [sudo] password for n1usr:
Starting MySQL .210227 06:45:06 mysqld_safe Directory ‘/var/run/mysqld’ for UNIX socket file don’t exists.

  • The server quit without updating PID file (/var/run/mysqld/

it would be great help if you let me know how to successfully stop cluster and shutdown the server then start again the cluster once server is up and running.

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Hi there,

Usually the /var/run/mysqld should be created by default after the MySQL installation.

You could try creating it manually with the following command:

mkdir -p /var/run/mysqld

And then set the correct ownership:

chown mysql:mysql /var/run/mysqld

Let me know how it goes. Regards, Bobby