How to reset MySQL root Password

How to reset MySQL root Password

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This will helps when you forget MySQL root password and not able to access mysql service on the Server. Here are the steps to reset MySQL password :

root@server [~] /etc/init.d/mysqld stop

Now start MySQL server without password:

root@server [~] mysqld_safe –skip-grant-tables &

root@server [~] mysql

After that you can get the mysql prompt then run the following command

mysql >use mysql;

mysql >update user set password=PASSWORD(“NEWPASSWORD“) where User=’root’;

mysql > quit;

root@server [~] /etc/init.d/mysqld stop

root@server [~] /etc/init.d/mysqld start

Now you can access your mysql service by using the password you have set

[root@server ~]# mysql -u root -p

DONE !! 😀

 

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