Reset mysql root password

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Steps to reset the mysql root password

Step # 1 : Stop mysql service

# /etc/init.d/mysql stop

Step # 2: Start to MySQL server w/o password:

# mysqld_safe –skip-grant-tables

Step # 3: Connect to mysql server using mysql client:

# mysql -u root

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.

mysql>

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

Step # 6: Start MySQL server and test it

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

 

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Satya Prakash

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