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Recover crashed Aria storage engine

MariaDB: Aria recovery after crash

If your server crashed and MariaDB logs an error similar to [ERROR] mysqld: Aria recovery failed. Please run aria_chk -r on all Aria tables (*.MAI) and delete all aria_log.######## files you may want to try the following to recover the database to a healthy state:

Start the stack and wait until mysql-mailcow begins to report a restarting state. Check by running docker compose ps.

Now run the following commands:

# Stop the stack, don't run "down"
docker compose stop
# Run a bash in the stopped container as user mysql
docker compose run --rm --entrypoint '/bin/sh -c "gosu mysql bash"' mysql-mailcow
# cd to the SQL data directory
cd /var/lib/mysql
# Run aria_chk
aria_chk --check --force */*.MAI
# Delete aria log files
rm aria_log.*

Now run docker compose down followed by docker compose up -d.

Last update: 2022-08-31 14:45:46