# macos – How do you stop MySQL on a Mac OS install?

## The Question :

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I installed MySQL via MacPorts. What is the command I need to stop the server (I need to test how my application behave when MySQL is dead)?

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## The Answer 1

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There are different cases depending on whether you installed MySQL with the official binary installer, using MacPorts, or using Homebrew:

## Homebrew

brew services start mysql
brew services stop mysql
brew services restart mysql



## MacPorts

sudo port load mysql57-server
sudo port unload mysql57-server



Note: this is persistent after a reboot.

## Binary installer

sudo /Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM/MySQLCOM stop
sudo /Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM/MySQLCOM start
sudo /Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM/MySQLCOM restart



## The Answer 2

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For those who used homebrew to install MySQL use the following commands below to start, stop, or restart MySQL

Brew start

/usr/local/bin/mysql.server start



Brew restart

/usr/local/bin/mysql.server restart



Brew stop

/usr/local/bin/mysql.server stop



## The Answer 3

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You can always use command “mysqladmin shutdown”

## The Answer 4

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If you are using homebrew you can use

brew services restart mysql
brew services start mysql
brew services stop mysql



for a list of available services

brew services list



## The Answer 5

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sudo /usr/local/mysql/support-files/mysql.server stop

## The Answer 6

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sudo /opt/local/etc/LaunchDaemons/org.macports.mysql5/mysql5.wrapper stop

You can also use start and restart here. I found this by looking at the contents of /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.macports.mysql.plist.

## The Answer 7

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Apparently you want:

sudo /Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM/MySQLCOM stop



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## The Answer 8

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Try

sudo <path to mysql>/support-files/mysql.server start
sudo <path to mysql>/support-files/mysql.server stop



Else try:

sudo /Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM/MySQLCOM start
sudo /Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM/MySQLCOM stop<br>
sudo /Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM/MySQLCOM restart



However, I found that the second option only worked (OS X 10.6, MySQL 5.1.50) if the .plist has been loaded with:

sudo launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.mysql.mysqld.plist



PS: I also found that I needed to unload the .plist to get an unrelated install of MAMP-MySQL to start / stop correctly. After running running this, MAMP-MySQL starts just fine:

sudo launchctl unload -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.mysql.mysqld.plist

## The Answer 9

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On my mac osx yosemite 10.10. This command worked:

sudo launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.mysql.mysql.plist
sudo launchctl unload -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.mysql.mysql.plist



You can find your mysql file in folder /Library/LaunchDaemons/ to run

## The Answer 10

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Use:

sudo mysqladmin shutdown --user=*user* --password=*password*



One could probably get away with not using sudo. The user could be root for example (that is, the MySQL root user).

## The Answer 11

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Latest OSX (10.8) and mysql 5.6, the file is under Launch Daemons and is com.oracle.oss.mysql.mysqld.plist. It presents an option under System Options, usually the bottom of the list. So go to system settings, click on Mysql, and turn it off from the option box. https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.6/en/osx-installation-launchd.html

## The Answer 12

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In my case, it kept on restarting as soon as I killed the process using PID. Also brew stop command didn’t work as I installed without using homebrew. Then I went to mac system preferences and we have MySQL installed there. Just open it and stop the MySQL server and you’re done. Here in the screenshot, you can find MySQL in bottom of system preferences.

## The Answer 13

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Well, if all else fails, you could just take the ruthless approach and kill the process running MySQL manually.

That is,

ps -Af



to list all processes, then do “kill <pid>” where <pid> is the process id of the MySQL daemon (mysqld).

## The Answer 14

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For me it’s working with a “mysql5”

sudo launchctl unload -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.macports.mysql5.plist
sudo launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.macports.mysql5.plist



## The Answer 15

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On OSX Snow Leopard

launchctl unload /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.mysql.mysqld.plist



## The Answer 16

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I installed mysql5 and mysql55 over macports. For me the mentioned files here are located at the following places:

(mysql55-server) /opt/local/etc/LaunchDaemons/org.macports.mysql55-server/org.macports.mysql55-server.plist

(mysql5) /opt/local/etc/LaunchDaemons/org.macports.mysql5/org.macports.mysql5.plist

So stopping for these works like this:

mysql55-server:

sudo launchctl unload -w /opt/local/etc/LaunchDaemons/org.macports.mysql55-server/org.macports.mysql55-server.plist



mysql5:

sudo launchctl unload -w /opt/local/etc/LaunchDaemons/org.macports.mysql5/org.macports.mysql5.plist



You can check if the service is still running with:

ps ax | grep mysql



Further you can check the log files in my case here:

mysql55-server

sudo tail -n 100 /opt/local/var/db/mysql55/<MyName>-MacBook-Pro.local.err
...
130213 08:56:41 mysqld_safe mysqld from pid file /opt/local/var/db/mysql55/<MyName>-MacBook-Pro.local.pid ended



mysql5:

sudo tail -n 100 /opt/local/var/db/mysql5/<MyName>-MacBook-Pro.local.err
...
130213 09:23:57  mysqld ended



## The Answer 17

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If you installed the MySQL 5 package with MacPorts:

sudo launchctl  unload -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.macports.mysql.plist



Or

sudo launchctl  unload -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.macports.mysql5-devel.plist



if you installed the mysql5-devel package.

## The Answer 18

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mysql> show variables where variable_name like ‘%dir%’;

| datadir | /opt/local/var/db/mysql5/ |

## The Answer 19

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After try all those command line, and it is not work.I have to do following stuff:

mv /usr/local/Cellar/mysql/5.7.16/bin/mysqld /usr/local/Cellar/mysql/5.7.16/bin/mysqld.bak
mysql.server stop



This way works, the mysqld process is gone. but the /var/log/system.log have a lot of rubbish:

Jul  9 14:10:54 xxx com.apple.xpc.launchd[1] (homebrew.mxcl.mysql[78049]): Service exited with abnormal code: 1
Jul  9 14:10:54 xxx com.apple.xpc.launchd[1] (homebrew.mxcl.mysql): Service only ran for 0 seconds. Pushing respawn out by 10 seconds.



## The Answer 20

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This worked for me on macOS 10.13.6 with 8.0.12 MySQL

/usr/local/mysql/support-files/mysql.server start

/usr/local/mysql/support-files/mysql.server restart

/usr/local/mysql/support-files/mysql.server stop

## The Answer 21

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For me the following solution worked Unable to stop MySQL on OS X 10.10

To stop the auto start I used:

sudo launchctl unload -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.mysql.mysql.plist



And to kill the service I used:

sudo pkill mysqld


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