Millar

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My MySQL isn't working, on attempted restart, get this error..
/usr/bin/mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed error: 'Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)' Check that mysqld is running and that the socket: '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' exists! mysql has failed, please contact the sysadmin (result was "Warning, no valid mysql.sock file found.mysql has failed").
/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock doesn't exist, is there another location where it does exist? or anyway to create it again?
 

stankdawg

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I am having this as well so I am bumping this thread. It seems intermittent.

I have followed multiple suggestions from this forums and the FAQ (worthless advice... "Is mySQL running?" OBVIOUSLY NOT if we have this error message!). I cannot find the file anywhere on the server. I looked in the default locations according to mysql documentation.

How and where do I recreate it? I certainly did not delete it myself.