WordPress Database Error: Got error 28 from storage engine

Overnight the wordpress database started shooting error messages on SuperAff, summary:

WordPress database error: [Got error 28 from storage engine]

FYI Fix (for those of us that aren’t MySQL pros ;)):

Just go into the MySQL Databases section in cPanel and click “Repair” beside the database giving you probs.

To repair individual tables, there’s a nice rundown here: How To Quickie: Repair MySQL Tables

Basically go into phpmyadmin, select the database giving you grief, check all the tables with overhead values displayed, go to bottom where the drop down menu “with selected” is displayed and pull down choices and select “Repair Table” .

Fixed in a snap :).


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5 thoughts to “WordPress Database Error: Got error 28 from storage engine”

  1. Thanks! I fixed the problem pretty quickly by logging into PHPMyAdmin, checking all of the tables and selecting “Repair” in the drop down box below the list of the tables. Thanks again!


  2. Thanks for the posting, I just ran into this issue as well. I was about to blame WordPress, but you luckily prevented me from doing that. đŸ™‚

  3. That may fix the immediate problem, but on many servers, the problem keeps coming back.

    Does anyone have a more permanent fix for this?
    Or know the underlying cause of the problem?


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