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Old 01-30-2009, 10:50 PM   #1
Red Squirrel
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Unable to start mysql

I want to move the mysql db data over to another partition so it can be part of the backup job. I've done this before but for whatever reason it wont let me do it anymore.

I get this error when I try to start mysql:

Timeout error occurred trying to start MySQL Daemon.

the db is in /data/mysql

and this is my my.cnf file:

# Default to using old password format for compatibility with mysql 3.x
# clients (those using the mysqlclient10 compatibility package).


I tried centOS 5.2 and FC8, they both do this. I've had no problems in FC9 x64 (on a different machine)

It also seems to still launch some processes that stay in memory, but can't connect. It did create the tables though.
Old 01-31-2009, 05:56 PM   #2
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Make sure the user who you are trying to start the MySQL service have enough privileges
Old 02-01-2009, 12:38 AM   #3
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Was using root. Ended up installing FC10. Wow this was the longest linux install EVER. Just came back from a party and it was STILL going, it just just finished now, and mysql works. 12 hours later. I'm really not sure why it took that long to install.


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