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centos: Another MySQL daemon already running with the same unix socket

I have a strange error when starting mysqld service:

Another MySQL daemon already running with the same unix socket.

I’ve tried to list running services and stopping them but the same error happens when starting mysqld service.

I can try to remove the mysqld and reinstall it but will this remove the database too?

To prevent the problem from occurring, you must perform a graceful shutdown of the server from the command line rather than powering off the server.

# shutdown -h now

This will stop the running services before powering down the machine.

Based on Centos, an additional method for getting it back up again when you run into this problem is to move mysql.sock:

# mv /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock.bak
# service mysqld start

Restarting the service creates a new entry called mqsql.sock