View Full Version : MySQL database disabled, how to "restart" it?

2005-12-30, 23:57
I didn't want to muck up the WordPress thread with this problem because it's way too specific. I'm building a new personal website for myself using WordPress and tonight my MySQL database started acting wonky, tossing up a line errorcodes (always showing "Errorcode: 28"). At first the errorcodes were intermittent, occasionally the data would load and the posts (all TWO of my test posts) were working. I eventually logged into the MySQL admin panel with my hosting company and see that the MySQL server "is not running, Please ask your administrator to start MySQL".

I'm completely unschooled with MySQL and need to know: Am I the Adminstrator?

I see that the PMA Database is... not OK, and that "The additional Features for working with linked Tables have been deactivated." If I am in fact the one to "reactivate" these additional features is there something I have to do? Before I go any farther with WordPress (1.5.x) I need to know if this is something that I've caused to happen. For the last 10 days I have not made ANY changes to the two posts in this test site, I've only been working with templates, XHTML and CSS, crafting the site to my needs. Everything has been running like a peach until tonight.

So tonight I've been integrating my own home-brewed photo album into the test site with much good luck. The photo album doesn't write anything, it doesn't even TOUCH the MySQL database because I've written it to just read old-fashioned tab-delimited text-only "control" files that I've made by hand.

Here is the entire text of the error message:

WordPress database error: [Can't create/write to file '/tmp/#sqlb3a_35a67d_0.MYI' (Errcode: 28)]
SELECT DISTINCT * FROM wp_posts WHERE 1=1 AND post_date_gmt <= '2005-12-31 04:31:59'
AND (post_status = "publish" OR post_author = 1 AND post_status != 'draft' AND post_status != 'static')
GROUP BY wp_posts.ID ORDER BY post_date DESC LIMIT 0, 10

(I'll be jiggered, the damned site just started working AGAIN).... could this mean that the host is yoinking their servers around?
Thanks to any/all who have advice on this....

2005-12-31, 11:07
Are you hosting this site on your own computer? If so, how did you install MySQL?

I installed it using a binary which included a prefPane for my System Preferences which allows me to stop and start it with a click of a button.

2005-12-31, 18:45
Nope, I'm using a host with all the bells & whistles... they must've been doing some sort maintenance last night. I'll give MySQL more inspection during 2006, will brave having PHP and MySQL running locally for testing porpoises eventually... one day.

2005-12-31, 19:17
You can set firewalls and preferences so that MySQL and Apache aren't accessible from anything other than This isn't 100% guaranteed secure, but it most likely is.

If it's a hosted server, you most likely cannot restart it.