Sunday, 13 January 2013

Mysql root user password recovery method

Stop the MySQL server by using either of the following command
#/etc/init.d/mysql stop

Now you need to Start MySQL server without password
# mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables &

Connect to mysql server using mysql client with the following command
# mysql -u root

Now you should be having mysql prompt

Now you need to Setup new MySQL root user password
mysql> use mysql;
mysql> update user set password=PASSWORD("newrootpassword") where user='root';
mysql> flush privileges;
mysql> quit

Note: Replace newrootpassword with the new root password for MySQL server. Flush Privileges is needed to making the password change effect immediately.

Now you need to Stop MySQL Server using the following command
# /etc/init.d/mysql stop

Test Your New Mysql root password
First you need to start mysql server using the following command
# /etc/init.d/mysql start
# mysql -u root -p

Now it will prompt for root password and enter your new root password

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