So I figured that after this happened to me twice within a month it’s worth talking about. Especially if it concerns a product like MAMP which is really, really good and free!
If you aren’t in the ‘know’, MAMP is a great software product that lets you run WordPress or other environments using MySQL locally on your computer. It’s great for setting up websites and just general testing and local development… It works for Apple computers, it really is very good and did I mention free? At least the basic set of features is free.
I use MAMP quite a bit and when my MacBook Pro computer crashed with it running a second time, I figured it would probably keep happening and it was time to search for a quicker fix to this problem.
Searching the World Wide Web as I would, I came across a great article from Juanfra Aldasoro from Argentina on how to use terminal to quit any MySQL processes from running to get the server to reboot. Unfortunately this didn’t work for me, great article, just didn’t fix the problem…
I kept digging and buried deep in the comments of the article was the answer… and I copy as is:
1 – Quit MAMP.
2 – In the finder go to Applications/MAMP/db/mysql56/
3 – Delete the last log file (in my case ib_logfile1).
4 – Restart MAMP
This is the fix you need… Let me know if this helps at all to get MAMP up and running again for you