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  • This may not be multisite specific, but it’s happening on a multisite blog, so I thought I’d post here first.

    Just a few days ago I panicked when I clicked “edit” on a post and got the “error connecting to database” page. Obviously my install has had no problem accessing the database since it was set up, so I was taken aback.

    I clicked “back” and tried a few more times, and after the third or fourth try it finally went to the “edit post” page. This occurs fairly consistently now.

    I was very wary of what was happening, so I backed up the database just to be sure. I’ve contacted my host, so I’ll see if it’s anything technical, but I was just wondering if anyone here might have a clue what was going on. Rogue plugin, perhaps?

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  • sounds like the wp_options table in the database is trying to crash – you can run a repair on it

    log in to phpmyadmin
    click on correct database
    check mark options table
    choose “repair” from drop down at bottom of screen

    Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    Could be a host issue too.

    Thanks to you both. Before I could try fixing the database, the host replied saying that he had “loosened up” my MySQL database. Sounds scary. On the flip side, I haven’t seen the issue since, so maybe that did the trick. I’ll still run the repair just in case!

    Wow…the very next time I accessed my blog after my last post, before repairing the options database, I received a database connection error.

    I’ve fixed the database prefixed with wp_2_, which I assume is blog “2”, the blog in question. Fingers crossed!

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