I just installed archlinux x64, previously I used a 32-bit Debian. The old operating system still exists (nearly) unmodified, as I bought new disks.
On Arch, but also on Debian, I tried to start
mysqld with their respective commands. On both systems it just hangs until it finally gives up and reports failure.
I moved the database from its original location to another path a few months ago, because I was running out of space. I adjusted
datadir = /mnt/media/mysql_db
/mnt/media is the exact same LVM drive for both systems. So I mounted it on the new system and it complained about some
mysql-bin.index missing, so I copied that file from
/var/lib/mysql (it assume it was created when I first ran
mysqld with an unmodified configuration). After that it complained about other
mysql-bin.* files, so I copied all of them. This is the only modification, I made to the original folder.
Trying to start again, the logfile
/mnt/media/mysql_db/hostname.err did not even get touched anymore. I checked
/var/log and any other location I could think of, but no file gets touched by mysql. So now the start commands fails but does not give notice to me why.
So I tried booting into my old system, but here same thing now. I deleted those
mysql-bin.* files again, since they weren't intially there anyway, but it still failes and does not give any output.
Any idea how to limit my search or find a solution?