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How to fix the MySQL server PID file could not be found error

Sarvech Qadir

The MySql server PID file could not be found error occurs when MySQL cannot find the PID file. It may also occur if the MySQL process is killed abruptly. Since the process does not end properly, the PID file is mismatched.

Solution

Step 1. Check for the parameter PID-file and create /var/run/mysqld/

Check where your PID-file points to. You can do this by running:

my.cnf

If the parameter is not present, set it as shown below:

pid-file    = /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid

Next, create the following directory and give it the appropriate permissions, as follows:

mkdir /var/run/mysqld
touch /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid
chown -R mysql:mysql /var/run/mysqld

Step 2. Change ownership of the MySQL folder

Change the ownership of the MySQL folder:

sudo chown -R _mysql:_mysql mysql

Step 3. Change permissions of the MySQL folder

You can change the permissions of the MySQL folder by typing:

sudo chmod 777 /usr/local/var/mysql

Change permissions of /usr/local/var

If the above solutions do not work, try changing the permissions of /usr/local/var by typing:

sudo chmod 777 /usr/local/var

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