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Recover MySQL root Password

August 6, 2010 Leave a comment

You Can Recover MySql database root password easily by following steps

Step 1: Stop MySql Service

# /etc/init.d/mysql stop

You will see:

Stopping MySql database server: mysqld

Step 2: Start MySql With Out Password

# mysqld_safe –skip-grany-tables &

You Will See:

[1] 5988

Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /var/lib/mysql

mysqld_safe[6025]: started

Step 3: Connect to mysql server using mysql client

# mysql -u root

You Will See:

Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 1 to server version: 4.1.15-Debian_1-log

Type ‘help;’ or ‘\h’ for help. Type ‘\c’ to clear the buffer.


Step 4: Setup New MySql root user Password

mysql> use mysql;
mysql> update user set password=PASSWORD(“NEW-ROOT-PASSWORD”) where User=’root’;
mysql> flush privileges;
mysql> quit

Step 5: Stop MySql Server

# /etc/init.d/mysql stop

You Will See:

Stopping MySQL database server: mysqld
STOPPING server from pid file /var/run/mysqld/
mysqld_safe[6186]: ended

[1]+  Done                    mysqld_safe –skip-grant-tables

Step 6: Stop MySql Server and Login as root

# /etc/init.d/mysql start
# mysql -u root -p

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