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MySQL Cannot Find InnoDB Tables After Restart + InnoDB Tablespace Missing + InnoDB: a New Database to be Created (Doc ID 1333177.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 04, 2023

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 4.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On a Linux/Unix platform after restarting MySQL, InnoDB fails to find any of the tables, everything was working before the restart, and the error log contains an error like:

If innodb_file_per_table is used, the *.idb files for the tables are still there.

Another symptom can be that the ibdata1 file is missing from the latest backups, although this might not necessarily be the case.


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In this Document
 Solution 1 - Recovering from a Backup
 Solution 2 - Transportable Tablespaces
 Solution 3 - Restoring the InnoDB Tablespace
 Preventing future incidents and avoid manual recovery

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