Error Message "The server quit without updating PID file" (Doc ID 1560658.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 23, 2017

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 4.0 and later
Generic Linux
Generic UNIX

Symptoms

MySQL Server service was started e.g. with command:

sudo /sbin/service mysql start

But error message is shown:

Starting MySQL. ERROR! The server quit without updating PID file

Cause

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