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WP database present on SFTP but can't see it when I run SHOW DATABASES; on CLI

I was facing some issue with mysql so I had uninstalled it completely and then reinstalled it again.

So, when I went to my website now it was giving me “Error Establishing Database Connection”

Just to confirm everything I check show databases on sql

And I got this output:

mysql> show databases;
--------------------
| Database |
--------------------
| information_schema |
| mysql |
| performance_schema |
| sys |
--------------------

instead of this:

mysql> show databases;
--------------------
| Database |
--------------------
| information_schema |
| mysql |
| performance_schema |
| sys |
| wordpress |
--------------------

I don’t why this is happening even though I can see wordpress file in /var/lib/mysql/

Does anyone what is causing this issue? And how can I resolve it?

Thanks!

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Hello,

Would you mind sharing more information on how did you restore the database after reinstalling the MySQL service?

Usually what I would personally do is:

  • First create the database by running the following SQL statement:
create database wordpress;
  • Then import my .sql backup:
mysql -u your_database_user -p wordpress -h localhost < your_backup_file.sql

Let me know how this goes.

Best,

Bobby