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How To Drop an InnoDB Table When Error 121 Is Reported (Doc ID 1588588.1)

Last updated on MARCH 10, 2020

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 4.0 to 5.7 [Release 4.0 to 5.7]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 In rare cases, creating a new InnoDB table fails with error 121.

 You cannot create the table, and even cannot drop it.

Changes

 N/A

Cause

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In this Document
Symptoms
Changes
Cause
Solution
 1. Create a dummy table
 2. Copy .frm file
 3. Drop the table
 4. Create a new table
References


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