After some terrible actions, I had to reinstall my Fedora (was 20, became 22). Unfortunately, I was unable to made mysqldump, so I backuped /var/lib/mysql folder. Now, I'm trying to put in on the fresh install and it can't start mariadb.service. Probably, the problem in mysql.sock. If it is also copied - systemctl show messages:

mysql.sock exists
No process is using /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock, which means it is a garbage, so it will be removed automatically

But nothing happens. Also, mariadb simply failed to start and I can't find out the reason. But if I delete mysql.sock it definitely says, that file is missing and errored. So, how I can restore my database, at least data? Or... Does exist any other solution to make this all stuff work?

  • Is that the only error or warning you see with journalctl? After restoring your backup, did you set file contexts correctly? (Try running touch /.autorelabel and rebooting.)
    – mattdm
    Jul 3, 2015 at 2:25

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Oh, I investigated almost whole day and found solution - problem was in SELinux. If it is powered off - mariadb starts successfully. So, I just needed to configure it, and I did it!

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