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MySQL NDBCluster Tables Missing After Initial System Restart of the Data Nodes; mysqld fails: "[ERROR] Fatal error: Can't open and lock privilege tables: Table 'mysql.user' doesn't exist" (Doc ID 2138159.1)

Last updated on MARCH 31, 2020

Applies to:

MySQL Cluster - Version 6.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When looking the available tables - for example using SHOW TABLES - all of the tables using the NDBCluster storage engine are missing. This occurs after doing an initial system restart of the data nodes (i.e. with all data nodes shut down, starting the data nodes with --initial). An initial system restart is also known as system reset or cluster reset.

The cluster log contains messages similar to the following during the last restart:



The data nodes were started with the --initial option after they were all shut down.


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