MySQL Server Does Not Start: "Could not create unix socket lock file" Or "Can't start server : Bind on unix socket" (Doc ID 2093350.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 5.6 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When attempting to start MySQL, the following - or similar - error is reported in the error log:

 

Changes

The issue may start after one or more of the following changes being made:

Cause

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