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Database Corrupted

  • I got this problem on my lat the other day from a site owner.

    He was getting the now well documented

    Error establishing a database connection

    error. I googled and read like a lunatic (not my site by the way). HEre is what I tried

    1. Repaired DB by putting the repair command into the wp-config file. This ran fine but the error persisted.
    2. I repaired the DB in phpmyadmin again this ran fine but the error persisted.
    3. I exported the Database and did a clean WordPress Install and loaded up the database and though it loaded I could not see any of the original site content.
    4. I contacted the hosting and they told me do a clean install – easy for them and they don’t have a backup…

    I don’t really want to do a clean install as they lose all their page content and I don’t want to lose all the content either.

    All / any help appreciated as this site is now down for a bit and it is a alive business. Their original website person is gone AWOL.


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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    Do the site owners have any recent database backups?

    That error usually means that the database name, password, or both are incorrect in wp-config.php.

    Hi Jonas

    I created a new user and this did not make a difference but will investigate this.

    The most recent backup is post corruption which is strange and hosting are replacing it but I do not think this will resolve it considering the timeline

    Hi kdaly100,

    Just to confirm what Jonas Grumby said, did you confirm that the:

    Database name
    database host

    are correct in your wp-config.php file? I would start from there and confirm that the database connection details are correct.

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