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Webserver was running fine for weeks then suddenly:

  1. I can access, but I am unable to log into Webmin
  2. I can access Magento, a php-based storefront application, but I am no longer able to log in and it is throwing an exception error on the front end.
  3. Proftpd service was stopped, but I was able to restart
  4. Mysqld service was stopped and I have NOT been able to restart.

When attempting to restart mysqlp I receive the following error: "mysqld dead but pid file exists".

Any ideas on how I may resolve this matter? Please let me know if there is a specific log file you would need to see.

  • /var/log/mysqld.log would probably have the cause listed. You can resolve the PID file issue but it's probably a good idea to fix the actual problem before trying to do anything with MySQL (including starting it back up in some cases). – Bratchley May 27 '14 at 19:32
  • Are you by any chance running out of space? What is the output of df -h command? – Ramesh May 27 '14 at 19:47
  • It seems the partition is full. "Can't start server: can't create PID file: No space left on device" – Ryan Prentiss May 27 '14 at 19:59
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    @RyanPrentiss, I guess you should free up some space and then restart the service. – Ramesh May 27 '14 at 20:07
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    For starters I would remove these logs if they're present to free up space: unix.stackexchange.com/questions/130786/… – slm May 27 '14 at 21:27

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