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I Have a Innodb table i got the error as

mysql> check table City;
| Table             | Op    | Msg_type | Msg_text                                                 |
| world_innodb.City | check | Error    | Incorrect information in file: './world_innodb/City.frm' |
| world_innodb.City | check | error    | Corrupt                                                  |
2 rows in set (0.00 sec)

I don't have changed anything in my.cnf.I don't know how it get crashed. How can i recover it ...

Content of error log are as

120207 11:50:47 InnoDB: highest supported file format is Barracuda.
120207 11:50:47  InnoDB: Waiting for the background threads to start
120207 11:50:48 InnoDB: 1.1.8 started; log sequence number 5713326
120207 11:50:48 [Note] Event Scheduler: Loaded 0 events
120207 11:50:48 [Note] /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqld: ready for connections.
Version: '5.5.20-log'  socket: '/tmp/mysql.sock'  port: 3306  MySQL Community Server (GPL)
120207 11:50:57 [ERROR] /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqld: Incorrect information in file: './world_innodb/City.frm'


Someone has opened the City.frm file and modified it's content.So How will I recover it.? I am using innodb_file_per_table.

UPDATE: Adding my.cnf as asked by some peoples.

Innodb Specific variables in My.Cnf

innodb_data_home_dir            = /usr/local/mysql/data
innodb_data_file_path           = ibdata1:10M:autoextend
innodb_log_group_home_dir       = /usr/local/mysql/data
innodb_buffer_pool_size         = 1G
innodb_additional_mem_pool_size = 2M
innodb_log_file_size            = 128M
innodb_log_files_in_group       = 2
innodb_log_buffer_size          = 8M
innodb_flush_log_at_trx_commit  = 1
innodb_lock_wait_timeout        = 50
innodb_force_recovery           = 4 
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Do you have a backup? – gbn Feb 7 '12 at 7:56
@gbn: No i do not have backup thats why i have asked. – Abdul Manaf Feb 7 '12 at 8:38
up vote 3 down vote accepted

I created a table called test2


I then inserted one record

insert into test2 values(1);

I stopped MySQL and then added a bunch of characters to the test2.frm file with vi.

I then started MySQL and saw the following

mysql> show table status \G;
*************************** 1. row ***************************
           Name: test2
         Engine: NULL
        Version: NULL
     Row_format: NULL
           Rows: NULL
 Avg_row_length: NULL
    Data_length: NULL
Max_data_length: NULL
   Index_length: NULL
      Data_free: NULL
 Auto_increment: NULL
    Create_time: NULL
    Update_time: NULL
     Check_time: NULL
      Collation: NULL
       Checksum: NULL
 Create_options: NULL
        Comment: Incorrect information in file: './test2/test2.frm'

I then created another table with the same structure


I then stopped mysql and copied test3.frm over test2.frm

cp /var/lib/mysql/testdb/test3.frm /var/lib/mysql/testdb/test2.frm

I restarted MySQL and had access to test2

mysql> show table status \G;
*************************** 1. row ***************************
           Name: test2
         Engine: InnoDB
        Version: 10
     Row_format: Compact
           Rows: 1
 Avg_row_length: 16384
    Data_length: 16384
Max_data_length: 0
   Index_length: 0
      Data_free: 25675431936
 Auto_increment: NULL
    Create_time: 2012-02-07 16:24:20
    Update_time: NULL
     Check_time: NULL
      Collation: latin1_swedish_ci
       Checksum: NULL

Here is the record that I inserted

mysql> select * from test2;
| t    |
|    1 |
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

If you know the structure of the table City , you could create an identical table and then copy the .frm file over the existing corrupted one

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owner:group is as mysql:mysql – Abdul Manaf Feb 7 '12 at 12:11
+1 that was my initial thought but didn't have time to test it as you did. – Derek Downey Feb 7 '12 at 16:17

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