MySQL Error: mysqld_safe: command not found error

mysqld_safe: command not found error

In MySQL 5.7 and prior versions, we are using mysqld_safe utility in-order to reset the root password.

But if we are trying the same method in MySQL 8 and later versions it will throw the above error.

So for resetting the root password in MySQL 8 and later versions we need to follow alternative method.

Step1: Stop MySQL service.

#systemctl stop mysqld

Step2: Set the MySQL environment variable.

#systemctl set-environment MYSQLD_OPTS="--skip-grant-tables"

Step3: Start MySQL service.

#systemctl start mysqld

Step4: Login to MySQL shell as root.

#mysql -u root

Step4: Update the root password using the following query.

>ALTER USER 'root'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'NewPassword';

Here we need to replace "NewPassword" with the required one.

Step5: Reload the privileges.

>FLUSH PRIVILEGES;

Step6: Exit from MySQL shell

>quit

Step7: Stop MySQL service.

#systemctl stop mysqld

Step9: Unset the MySQL environment variable that we configured earlier.

#systemctl unset-environment MYSQLD_OPTS

Step10: Start MySQL service.

#systemctl start mysqld

Now we can able to login with the updated root password.

That's all…

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