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Connect to MySQL after hitting ERROR 1040: Too many connections

ERROR 1040

ERROR 1040…again
A pretty common topic in Support tickets is the rather infamous error: ERROR 1040: Too many connections. The issue is pretty self-explanatory: your application/users are trying to create more connections than the server allows, or in other words, the current number of connections exceeds the value of the max_connections variable.
This situation on its […]

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Correct Index Choices for Equality + LIKE Query Optimization

Query Optimization

As part of our support services, we do a lot of query optimization. This is where most performance gains come from. Here’s an example of the work we do.
Some days ago a customer arrived with the following table:


CREATE TABLE `infamous_table` (
`member_id` int(11) NOT NULL DEFAULT ‘0’,

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MySQL Error Code 1215: “Cannot add foreign key constraint”

MySQL Error Code 1215

Updated 7-05-2019
In this blog, we’ll look at how to resolve MySQL error code 1215: “Cannot add foreign key constraint”.
Our Support customers often come to us with things like “My database deployment fails with error 1215”, “Am trying to create a foreign key and can’t get it working” or “Why am I unable to create […]

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