Another Mysql Daemon Already Running With The Same Unix Socket

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Sunday, March 29th, 2015

If a machine powers off without going through the full shutdown process, a reboot may find mysql unable to start because of the following error:

Another MySQL daemon already running with the same unix socket.

You can fix this by creating a new mysql socket file like so:

mv /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock.bak

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