So just added a new VS to an existing box (done that before - and it has other VS working OK) Website added with LE and all working OK.
As usual I then add myself as an email account withe Email+FTP a Forward and access to MariaDb then I get this Error
Is the problem still there? If yes, please use systemctl restart mariadb and then systemctl status mariadb . Then the current reason why the start failed will be in the output. We can then go over it. And then search in /var/log/mysql/error.log and /var/log/syslog .
Well having tried just about everything it was too important to delay any longer
So I restored the original box from an image backup - All well and the important VS back working though probably a day lost (no more complaints so far)
rather than go through the same nightmare I spun up a new box, installed Virtualmin and then added the VS domain and users. All now working ready to upload the website.
I cannot figure out why MariaDB was blasted off the system or why I could not reinstall it but guess that’s life.