MySQL Server Does Not Start: "Could not create unix socket lock file" Or "Can't start server : Bind on unix socket"
Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017
Applies to:MySQL Server - Version 5.6 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
When attempting to start MySQL, the following - or similar - error is reported in the error log:
The issue may start after one or more of the following changes being made:
- Changing paths used with MySQL
- Restoring MySQL
- New installation of MySQL
- Changing permissions of files or paths used by MySQL
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