In my centos server, the MariaDB server crashed, and I want to reinstall it. I want to remove MariaDB and its configuration. Then I want to install it again. Can anyone show me how I can do it?
You can follow the steps to uninstall and reinstall MariaDB.
1. Remove MariaDB
yum remove mariadb mariadb-server
2. Remove the MySQL data directory.
rm -rf /var/lib/mysql
If your datadir is configured to a different directory, then remove that directory instead of /var/lib/mysql
3. Remove the MySQL configuration file
This file might have already been deleted at step 1
4. Optional step
5. Finally, install MariaDB again.
yum install mariadb mariadb-server
These steps should be working on CentOS 6.5, CentOS 7 and CentOS 8