Originally Posted by till
Thats not related to the mysql root password. If you have a backup of that file then you should restore that to not break your system even more.
Reagrding your initial problem, if you lost your root access, then you can reset the mysql root password like it is described in the FAQ
Thanks for the reply, I was typing quickly and didn't make it clear - it wasn't config.inc.php actually it was mysql_clientdb.conf and what I did update was my password to what was in the file.
I tried what you suggested and had done it earlier but it does not work.
The inserts and dumps to ispconfig database do happen. It's just mysql root access is non negotiable - it not working no matter what I do.