Failed to restart mysql.service: Unit mysql.service is masked.

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    • December 30th, 2016


    • Alex
    • March 24th, 2017

    A million thanks !

    • Rajmprasad
    • April 9th, 2017

    Thank You So Much 🙂

    • Ramprasad
    • April 9th, 2017

    Ramprasad :
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    • May 31st, 2017


    • Moses K
    • June 8th, 2017

    Thanks a bunch

    • noel
    • August 31st, 2017

    Many thanks!

    • Kuldeep Morya
    • October 11th, 2017

    Thanks.. it helped to unmask but the error i get while accessing mysql CLI
    mysql -u root -p
    The program ‘mysql’ can be found in the following packages:
    * mysql-client-core-5.7
    * mariadb-client-core-10.0
    Try: apt install

    • This means that you do not have the MySQL client program (it’s called mysql, as opposed to the server(daemon) program, which is called mysqld) installed on your machine.

    • Anthonia
    • November 10th, 2017

    Thank you so much.

    • Liyan
    • November 12th, 2017

    Thank you so much

    • brandhuge
    • November 13th, 2017

    I am grateful

    • PWE
    • January 10th, 2018


  1. Thanks a lot, that help me to rescucite my website <3

    • Anonymous
    • February 23rd, 2018

    Thank a lot dude !!

    • Anonymous
    • April 12th, 2018

    I love you

    • Hanor Sátiro Cintra
    • May 10th, 2018

    Thank you so much!!!

    • Deepak
    • May 14th, 2018

    Thanks you very much

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    • August 26th, 2018


    • Anonymous
    • September 18th, 2018

    Thanks dude

    • aboudeffa
    • September 25th, 2018

    Many thankful 🙂

    • tatkobaq
    • September 25th, 2018


    • Kailash
    • January 29th, 2019

    Thanks, Man !

    • pedro
    • February 13th, 2019

    Failed to start mysql.service: Unit mysql.service not found.

      • anand
      • September 4th, 2020

      same error i got, how to fix this.

        • Jonathan Argentiero
        • September 4th, 2020

        Abhinav Anand , is that you?

    • Yoany Vaillant
    • February 28th, 2019

    Muchas gracias, work for me!!! great job!!!

  2. Thank you very much it work perfectly fine.

    • BM Shukla
    • April 22nd, 2019

    It is related to ubuntu 18.04 (which was upgraded from Ubuntu 16)
    I unmasked mysql service as
    systemctl unmask mysql
    then started as
    systemctl start mysql
    As I saw the status of the service, I found the following line.
    Active: active (exited) since Mon 2019-04-22 11:51:44 IST; 9min ago
    So service is not running. So what to do next?

    • Kevin Sibrian
    • May 29th, 2019

    Help me please.
    This is the following error that shows me when making the
    systemctl unmask mysql.service
    service mysql start

    job for mysql.service filed because the control process exited with error code. See “systemctl status mysql.service” and “journalctl -xe” for details

    • birama
    • June 25th, 2019


  3. thanks dude, helped me

    • Prashant Aggarwal
    • May 20th, 2020

    Wow!!! Not really in the provided context, but I upgraded Ubuntu and ran into the mentioned issue.
    The solution worked like a charm

    • Akhila K Saju
    • July 11th, 2020

    Wow… this solution resolved my issue in accessing mysql

    • Popeye
    • August 25th, 2020

    Very good.

    • Max
    • September 13th, 2021

    Great job!Thanks!

    • Eddie
    • November 21st, 2021

    This was very helpful im installing percona and had to get a newer version of mysql to generate ssl keys (I know there are other ways to generate keys, this is just the method I chose.) when the newer version of mysql installed it also removed percona so I just generated my keys then uninstalled the newer version and reinstalled percona and I ran into a mask issue when attempting to start mysql. Thank you this was a big help!

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