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Downgraded MySQL from 5 to 4.1, now problems

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Sykoi, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. Sykoi

    Sykoi Member

    Oct 19, 2004
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    I'm getting this message, and according to phpmyadmin - the tables are in use (Not all, only a handful):
    Any ideas on how I can fix this?
  2. jayh38

    jayh38 Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2006
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    If you saved backups of version 5, you can recreate the accounts which should convert over without trouble. Atleast that worked for me when a client requested a downgrade.

    you could also try
    /scripts/mysqlup --force
  3. AndyReed

    AndyReed Well-Known Member

    May 29, 2004
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    Minneapolis, MN
    Since you downgraded MySQL without taking a full dump and then restore of databases, this is very likely to happen. The error message is self-explanatory.

    If you have a backup, dump the database, and then restore it into 4.1.x.

    It is a very good idea, before MySQL upgrade/downgrade, is to have backups, to be on the safe side.

    If you go to: at the bottom of the page, you'll read:

    "These steps are given in The normal symptom of a downward-incompatible table format change when you downgrade is that you can't open tables. In that case, use the following procedure:

    1- Stop the older MySQL server that you are downgrading to.

    2- Restart the newer MySQL server you are downgrading from.

    3- Dump any tables that were inaccessible to the older server by using mysqldump to create a dump file.

    4- Stop the newer MySQL server and restart the older one.

    5- Reload the dump file into the older server. Your tables should be accessible.
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