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B.5.2.12 The table is full

If a table-full error occurs, it may be that the disk is full or that the table has reached its maximum size. The effective maximum table size for MySQL databases is usually determined by operating system constraints on file sizes, not by MySQL internal limits. See Section C.10.3, “Limits on Table Size”.


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  Posted by Stephen DeGabriele on July 16, 2012
I have been struggling with table is full errors for a while and have not found any answers.

Finally stumbled on the answer myself, it had to do with INNODB settings for the innodb_log_file_size and innodb_log_buffer_size

1) shutdown mysql
2) cd /var/lib/mysql
3) mkdir oldIblog
4) mv ib_logfile* oldIblog
5) edit /etc/my.cnf find the line innodb_log_file_size= and increase it to an appropriate value (I went to 1000MB as I am dealing with a very large dataset... 250million rows in one table). If you are not sure I suggest doubling the number every time you get a table is full error. I set innodb_log_buffer_size to 1/4 of the size of my log file and the problems went away.

Hope this helps others!

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