Repair Corrupted MyISAM Format Database of MySQL

Aftab Alam | Updated On - 09 Mar 2021 |

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MySQL is a popular database management system that is widely used for web databases. In MySQL databases, the MyISAM table is the default database engine that is fast, reliable, and simple to use. It allows full-text searching. The MyISAM table provides a variety of functions for managing the fields and indexes.

While accessing MySQL database tables, a user may encounter several error messages, or the records may not be displayed in an appropriate manner. Such scenarios happen only when the database gets corrupted or damaged due to external and internal reasons. Under such scenarios, MySQL database records can be accessed by restoring the data from an updated backup. Incase no backup is available, or backup fails to restore the required records, use a third-party tool to repair the damaged database.

Users may even want to upgrade MySQL database tables to newer versions to benefit from new privileges added in the updated version of MySQL database. Upgradation of tables may lead to a complete or partial loss of data from the tables.

Some error messages may get generated when MySQL database tables get corrupted. The records saved in MySQL database tables become inaccessible after the generation of such error messages. Also, such error messages pop up every time the user attempt to view the records saved in the tables. Some of the error messages are as follows:

  • “Table is crashed and last repair failed”
  • “Table was marked as crashed and should be repaired”
  • “Table that was working is locked against change”
  • “Unsupported extension used for table”
  • “Incorrect key file for table”

Reasons for corruption of MySQL database tables include:

  • Improper or unexpected system shutdown
  • MySQL server damage
  • Software bugs
  • Improper or interrupted Upgradation of MySQL database.

Use a third-party tool, Kernel for MySQL Database, to repair corrupt MySQL database tables created in MySQL database MyISAM storage engine. The software supports Windows 10, Windows 5, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server versions. The software accurately and flawlessly recovers almost all MySQL components such as tables, triggers, views, primary keys, and relations. The tool offers a self-descriptive, user-friendly graphical user interface such that no technical skills are required for operating the software.