Could Not Start Mysql Server "unknown variable" Error (Doc ID 2033787.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 29, 2016

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 5.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Could not start MySQL server. An error message about an unknown variable is written to the error log.

Example error message.
> 150716 14:36:49 [ERROR] /usr/libexec/mysqld: unknown variable 'binlog_format=mixed'

Cause

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