FreeBSD / UNIX platform, MySQL ver.4.0.16
Prob. of growing /tmp file, solved by introducing a cron job to clean up
the folder intermittently. Prob.solve but new one created - mysql socket
wiped out. Could not restart the server with all the standard methods.
Complained of other running processes. Killed the orphaned processes
runining. But still can't restart.
So can't do a dump or any other back up action, so created a tar file of
the data etc. Now I wanted to try an upgrade to a newer version but
concerned about ability to restore data from the tarball.
Does anyone have any idea of how I can effect a restart before running to
do an Upgrade?