How to reset a root password in MariaDB on Linux

Posted by tuxchick on Jun 18, 2014 3:46 AM EDT
MariaDB Blog; By Carla Schroder
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You've lost the root password for your MariaDB database – now what do you do? You can't recover your existing password, but you can get into your database to create a new root password. You just need root privileges on the Linux server that is running MariaDB. If you're running Debian Linux (and its derivatives, such as Ubuntu and Mint) you can use a back door trick to reset your password.

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