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Log Buffer #301, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

This year’s last log buffer edition looks at the marvelous and splendid blog posts of Oracle, SQL Server and the MySQL databases which promise to bring more and more next year. This Log Buffer #301 promises to be the anchor for yet another action packed blogging carnival next year.


Kristin Rose is asking to join hands and hearts this holiday season with Oracle.

Phill Hill has a nice post about Open as in Transparent: Instructure Conducts 2nd Public Security Audit on …

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Recovering a MySQL `root` password – Three solutions

Three ways to recover a root user password:

The order of solutions here under gets more creative on the way down :)

1. obviously, before starting messing around check my.cnf or scripts for passwords entries, then try home directories for password files
2. secondly – can you restart mysql? if yes, restart with –skip-grant-tables, log into mysql, change your password and restart without –skip-grant-tables
3. third option – (on linux / unix ONLY)
If you haven’t found the password anywhere and can’t afford to restart your mysql.

cd data/mysql
cp -rp user.MYD bck_user.MYD_`date +%Y%m%d`
cp -rp user.MYD /tmp/user.MYD
vi /tmp/user.MYD #(edit the hashed passwords next to root*)
cp -rp /tmp/user.MYD user.MYD
sudo kill -HUP `pidof mysqld`

Note that the latter method of recovering a root password CAN be easily used maliciously leaving no trace! The only way to avoid such an attack is to make …

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