Access Mysql without password and recover root password

You don’t remember your mysql password, be quiet, this is how you can access your mysql server without password and query for a new root password.

Step 1 : Stop mysql service

/etc/init.d/mysql stop

Step 2: Start to MySQL server without password:

mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables &

Step 3: Connect to mysql server using mysql client:

mysql -u root

Step 4: Setup new MySQL root user password

mysql> use mysql;
mysql> update user set password=PASSWORD("NEW-ROOT-PASSWORD") where User='root';
mysql> flush privileges;
mysql> quit

Step 5: Stop MySQL Server:

/etc/init.d/mysql stop

Step 6: Start MySQL server and test it

/etc/init.d/mysql start
mysql -u root -p
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Access Mysql without password and recover root password

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