But egads, how do you repair it when you can’t start it?? First, find the dang mysql files. The data usually hides in /var/mysql – this is uncool because that’ll eat up your root partition – try something like /opt/bitnami/mysql/ or somewhere…./stack/mysql/data if you have
Lets say you did something kinda not-so-smart and you rebooted your EBS (Elastic Block Store) instance, and for some reason it restarts, but won’t let you in via SSH, or worse… It simply will not restart. Ruh-roh! Yeah, I’ve done that. More than once too.