How to Fix MySQL Database Power Outage’ Error

By | January 7, 2017

MySQL database 'power outage' error

MySQL database is used by many users and it stores the data in MyISAM by default. But as all these database are useful, they are most prone to corruption and when such thing happens then the entire data have the chance to get corrupt. Well there are several reasons for such database corruption and one of the very common reason behind corruption is improper shutdown of MySQL server is power outage. This error is very common when you do any important work and you don’t know how it has happened.

The power failure results in breaking the continuity of ongoing process which lead to corruption of the entire MySQL database. In fact many times after receiving the power outage messages, when you try to aces the database then some error messages which stops from accessing the database to mount eventually which leads to inaccessibility of records. Well this situation is faced by many user and there is nothing to panic about the situation. Instead you should use effective way to overcome the problem that you have faced because of power outage error by making use of a backup file. In fact there are also a chance that your backup file gets damaged or corrupted. Therefore when such situations appear then only use of powerful third party software will help you to restore the damaged data and also fix the error. But before using the third party tool, you should also know the causes behind it.

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Well it is known that due to power outage in table corruption is the main cause of this error. Well there are other reasons also when MySQL database gets corrupted and they includes virus infection, and file system corruption after the newly installed program like hardware or software and all these lead to MySQL database corruption. Well, in such situation, you have to repair the error of MySQL so that you can access the database. Fix the corrupt or crashed MySQL database and get rid of error message.

Now imagine where you have got power outage when you are updating some records in Employee table. When you restart the system and to check you run a query to view the updations made in employee, you come across error messages stating “checking MyISAM file: ric200503 Data records: 0 Deleted blocks: 0 …. MyISAM-table ‘Employee’ is corrupted Fix it using switch “-r” or “-o””.

Due to this condition, the stored data in employee table becomes inaccessible and in fact this error message pop-ups several times while trying to access employee table.

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Well now it is know that without repairing the database, the data cannot be accessed and the risk increases to get the entire database corrupted. Therefore it is very important to fix the error messages occurs while using MySQL database.  There is a less chance the error disappears on its own but maximum chance is that you have to use third party tool like MySQL Repair Tool. This repair tool is one of the best way to fix any type of corruption in MySQL database. It repairs corrupt tables and easily restores them on default or where you want to save. It supports MySQL versions like 5.x, 4.x, 3.x, 2.x and 1.x and available for all modern platforms that includes windows 95/98/2000/XP/2003 server. It has the ability to repair password protected SQL files smoothly. It has non-destructive nature, have user-friendly interface which promises to provide users with fast, easy and efficient way to get back the data and repairs completely.

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Step 1: Download, install and launch the MySQL Database File Repair Tool

Step 2: Now click on ‘Select’ button & select ‘Repair corrupt database which is stored at default location of MySQL’ and ‘Manual option to select your database from default location’ option for selecting your database from the default location and then click.

Step 3: In the left pane  the preview of the database and its component in a tree like structure after completing scanning process.

Step 4: After preview, you can start to repair process by clicking ‘Repair’ button in file menu on the main user interface a dialog box will appear. Click Yes.

Step 5: After successful completion of the process, a message box is displayed as ‘repair process finished successfully’. Click ‘OK’ to close the message box.

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