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Recover MySQL root password

If you forgot your root mysql password this tutorial with help you to recover the root user passord

Stop the MySQL server process.

#service myql stop

Start again with no grant tables.

#mysqld_safe –skip-grant-tables &

Login to MySQL as root. Set new password.

# mysql -u root
mysql> use mysql;
mysql> update user set password=PASSWORD(“newrootpassword”) where User=’root’;
mysql> flush privileges;
mysql> quit

Exit MySQL and restart MySQL server.


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