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Fatal Error

SPLATSPLAT New
edited June 2007 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Can't create new discussions in my forum at www.splat.lapidate.com. Error message copied from page: A fatal, non-recoverable error has occurred Technical information (for support personel): Error Message An error occurred while retrieving categories. Affected Elements CategoryManager.GetCategories(); The error occurred on or near: Got error 28 from storage engine For additional support documentation, visit the Lussumo Documentation website at: lussumo.com/docs Error probably caused by over-long titles (full links to eBay items - often hundreds of characters long!) in 3 new discussions. The language of the forum is English, but the offending posts are in German. Disabled extensions: no effect. I have deleted the offending discussions, but of course they are still in the database. Vanilla: 1.1.2 PHP: 4.4.4 MySQL: 4.1.21 Server OS: Windows Server 2003 - Hope you can help!

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    Error code 28: No space left on device

    I'd suggest you check with your host whether any of the drives are short of space or if you might be over your quota...
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    IIRC, this can also be caused by table corruption, I think a repair tables command may fix this--believe its in phpMyAdmin somewhere. Googleing for 'mysql error 28' also gives many suggestions.
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    lechlech Chicagoland
    Repair tables may work, otherwise temporary tables do not have enlough "elbow room" to start or enough left to work with on the file system(s) involved. But yes, do contact the host and figure out what's going on.
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    Many thanks for all these suggestions. My tinkering seems to have cleared the problem accidentally, but if it recurs I will know where to look. It seems to be a space problem, with a damaged table spuriously requiring more space than is available. The question is: what damaged the table? And it looks as if too much strange stuff being pasted into a Discussion title might cause that problem. Perhaps this might be worth looking out for in future.
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    lechlech Chicagoland
    It's probably not actually "damaged" but simply encountering difficulties completing the query so it could be storing everything in temporary tables and reporting as such. This could be for any number of reasons all with different results but if it is an actual space issue it would be wise to get in touch with your host and see what they can do to diagnose and remedy things. Could just be space limits depending on the host.
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