Yesterday I transferred this blog off our Beathap server to our newest shared hosting server in London: Wire—more on that server and the band that it’s named for in a separate post. There was a bit of a hiccup when I used the transfer tool through cPanel because the main WPMS that I use to run a number of sites (, jimgroom.org, and a few others) was throwing errors:
[2018-01-22 10:48:58 -0500] jgroom_wpmued: mysqldump: Got error: 130: "Incorrect file format 'wp_81_amber_cache'" when using LOCK TABLES exec(/usr/bin/mysqldump,--databases --skip-triggers --no-data --no-create-info -- jgroom_wpmued) exited with error: The “/usr/bin/mysqldump” command (process 719702) reported error number 2 when it ended. at /usr/local/cpanel/Cpanel/Pkgacct.pm line 459. warn [pkgacct] jgroom_wpmued: mysqldump: Got error: 130: "Incorrect file format 'wp_81_amber_cache'" when using LOCK TABLES [2018-01-22 10:49:06 -0500] jgroom_wpmued: mysqldump: Couldn't execute 'show create table `wp_81_amber_cache`': Incorrect file format 'wp_81_amber_cache' (130) exec(/usr/bin/mysqldump,--complete-insert --quote-names --quick --single-transaction --events --routines --triggers --routines -- jgroom_wpmued) exited with error: The “/usr/bin/mysqldump” command (process 719706) reported error number 2 when it ended. at /usr/local/cpanel/Cpanel/Pkgacct.pm line 459.
It deleted the offending tables in the database on beathap (which is a wopping 480MB) and exported and uploaded to the account. I then tried importing the database through command line, but no go. Same thing through PHPMyAdmin. It may just have been too damn heavy. The site was down for a while why I tried to troubleshoot the issue, but turns out the easiest way to fix it was just terminate the imported account on Wire and just re-transfer. That did it, bavatuesdays came over cleanly this time with no errors, and beathap now has a little more space 🙂
My bavatuesdays WPMS install is a bit out of control, there is a ton of legacy users and spam from all my experiments over the years, and I do need to break out the various sites and rebuild it. I actually like that this WPMS acts as a multi-network, but given I started doing it in 2007/2008 I have so much legacy cruft I am thinking it may just be easier to pull it apart and rebuild it from scratch. Here’s to a bavatuesdays overhaul sometime soon, and for the time being at least I have my ow shared hosting server!