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There has been a recent problem with our server's DBAs and we lost control of the root password. The DBAs tables are safe as they can make backups with their ...
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- 05-13-2013 #1
[MySQL] Reset root password or delete ALL databases
Is there a way to edit a file like you can for UNIX passwords (in /etc/shadow) to reset the MySQL root password?
Otherwise, is there a way to dump ALL tables, to be able to remove the MySQL package and then make a clean installation in which the DBAs can reimplement their backups?
- 05-13-2013 #2
No need for such a drastic method.
You can shut down mysql and then reset the root pw with:
mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables & mysql -u root use mysql update user set password=PASSWORD("NewPassword") where User='root'; flush privileges; quitYou must always face the curtain with a bow.
- 05-13-2013 #3
- 05-17-2013 #4
Maria DB 10 is only alpha software. As such it is indeed a brave person who installs it on a live box!What do we want?
When do we want 'em?
Doesn't really matter does it!?
The Fifth Continent
- 05-17-2013 #5