What Can Cause Error Message: "MySQL is running but PID file could not be found [FAILED]" (Doc ID 2106206.1)

Last updated on JUNE 30, 2017

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 4.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Issuing:

shell$ service mysql status

the following message is triggered:

MySQL is running but PID file could not be found [FAILED]

Cause

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