It appears that the issue is around the MySQL services starting as I receive the following in my /var/log/syslog when I attempt to restart the mysql service:
Jan 17 08:19:38 blog kernel: [ 1704.003353] type=1400 audit(1389964778.088:23): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_replace" name="/usr/sbin/mysqld" pid=2219 comm="apparmor_parser" Jan 17 08:19:38 blog kernel: [ 1704.100627] init: mysql main process (2223) terminated with status 1 Jan 17 08:19:38 blog kernel: [ 1704.100649] init: mysql main process ended, respawning Jan 17 08:19:39 blog kernel: [ 1705.024735] init: mysql post-start process (2224) terminated with status 1 Jan 17 08:19:39 blog kernel: [ 1705.031829] type=1400 audit(1389964779.120:24): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_replace" name="/usr/sbin/mysqld" pid=2262 comm="apparmor_parser" Jan 17 08:19:39 blog kernel: [ 1705.164003] init: mysql main process (2266) terminated with status 1 Jan 17 08:19:39 blog kernel: [ 1705.164025] init: mysql respawning too fast, stopped
I was browsing the Wordpress site (personal blog) when I received the data base connection error through Apache2. As I was discussing some details outside of the site with a group of folks and I gave the server a reboot while I continued the conversation. I do have automatic security updates enabled. After the reboot, it appears that the MySQL service never restarted.
No changes were made by me to the my.cnf or other configuration files. I do see that it appears the next version of MySQL is being held back, however I do not believe that should be causing this much havoc. Being a VMware VM, I snapshot the system and attempted to push the download through with aptitude to no success.
All the packages on the system except Webmin where installed through the apt-get repositories. No special modification was done to MySQL and a very minimal amount was done to Wordpress (Image upload size change from 2MB to 64MB for example).
I am looking for some suggestions from folks prior to doing a restore type process and attempting to reimport all the necessary details between wordpress and mysql.