I have a new droplet and experienced this both times I shut it down. I just tried entering the console and inputting
sudo service mysql restart. For me, this worked immediately.
Hi, same problem here and if I restart mysql, it would FAIL. Everything looks fine after reboot, however this happens frequently. Does anyone know how this happens?
Killed 5 hours trying to figure out what causes the error. The solution was stupid simple, I just needed to free up some disk space on my droplet. I had a few huge log files that had eaten up all the free space so mysql simply couldn't start and gave me the ERROR 2002 (HY000). Check how much free space you have by doing *df -h * command in terminal.