How to Cancel an Unresponsive MySQL Repair Process

MySQL is considered to be one of the best and most powerful database management systems that provide a server to manage all the databases. It also allows you to manage multiple databases associated with different users. It also allows you to import other type of databases e.g. an Excel database file. MySQL database consists of columns and rows and sometimes the database gets corrupted and it needs repairs. In that case you have to initiate a repair process and there is a possibility that this repair process will become unresponsive. So you have to close that process in a proper way so that you do not lose any data. Following step by step guide will help you to close an unresponsive MySQL repair process.


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    Make sure that your computer or laptop is open and that the operating system has loaded completely. Go to your MySQL console window, open it and then enter your credentials to login. Be sure to have your details written down somewhere so that you do not have to waste time looking for it.

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    In your console window type:

    show full process list

    Now hit enter, after that you will see a list of all opened MySQL processes. Look for repair process and note down the name and the ID number of the repair process. Take your time and go over everything slowly to avoid making any mistakes.

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    Now enter this command in your console window:

    Stop process ID_number Name

    You have to replace ID_number with ID number you just noted down and replace the name with the bane of repair process cluster you noted down from the process list. Now hit Enter and the process will be automatically stopped without harming your database.

    To see if the process is actually closed retype: show full process-list

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    If you have any problems then go back through these steps and make sure that you did not miss anything important. You can also go online and find many different websites or forums that deal with MySQL. You should be able to find a solution to almost any type of issue as there are many experts or professional users giving some decent tip, tricks and advice to some of the common issues associated with MySQL. If you are still having some issues then you can also post your question on a suitable forum and wait for some help by an expert. You may even find a different method to dealing with this particular issue.

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