Sometimes if you have a very basic configuration OpenVPN on the client side for some reason sends all traffic to the OpenVPN server IP through the tun0 which is of course impossible and creates a block or routing loop.
This is because you need to use your normal ISP/LANgateway to hit the OpenVPN server if it is remote/offsite as is usually the case. So if you are connected to the OpenVPN through say a tun0 device and your routing is set to connect to the OpenVPN&nbs........
The solution is simple but strange, if you copy your /var/lib/mysql directory to another server and think it will work, be sure to check if you have /var/log/mysql and binary log files. If you do, the server will not work and will give you errors like below and crash without the proper log files.
UPDATE user SET password=password("newpass") WHERE user='root';
ERROR 2013 (HY000): Lost connection to MySQL server durin........
forcedeth 0000:00:08.0: irq 25 for MSI/MSI-X
forcedeth 0000:00:08.0: eth0: MSI enabled
forcedeth 0000:00:08.0: eth0: no link during initialization
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
forcedeth 0000:00:08.0: eth0: link up
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
Dec 1 18:21:32 box15 kernel: forcedeth: Reverse Engineered nForce ethernet driver. Version 0.64.
Dec 1 18:21:32 box15 kernel........