Unanswered: Procedure to restart a server with a running mysql-db
I was wondering if you need to stop mysqld before you can safely shut down or restart your (linux / debian) server or whether this is handled by the restart / shut down procedure of the operating system?
Thanks for your answer, guelphdad. I know that the shutdown / restart command would kill the mysqld process. I'm just wondering if this is a "safe" thing to do in matters of data consistency. I had to restart a server and ended up with a damaged table after the restart. That's why I'm asking.