mysqldump: Couldn’t execute ‘show create table table_name‘

How to solve MySQL dump error: mysqldump: Couldn’t execute ‘show create table table_name‘

mysqldump: Couldn’t execute ‘show create table table_name‘: Table ‘table_name’ is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed (144)mysqldump: Couldn’t execute ‘show create table table_name‘

The error message you provided suggests that the wp_actionscheduler_logs table in your MySQL database has crashed and the last repair attempt failed.Here’s a step-by-step process to manually repair the table. 


1. Command Line Repair: If you have shell access to your server, you can use the mysqlcheck command to repair the database.

mysqlcheck -u [username] -p --repair [database_name]

Replace [username] with your MySQL username and [database_name] with the name of your database. You’ll be prompted to enter your password.    If you only want to repair a specific table, you can specify the table name:

mysqlcheck -u [username] -p --repair [database_name] [table_name]

2. PHPMyAdmin: If you have access to PHPMyAdmin, you can repair the table through the graphical interface:

  • Login to PHPMyAdmin.
  • Select your database.
  • Click on the table that’s crashed (in this case table_name).
  • Click on the Operations tab.
  • Under ‘Table maintenance’, click the Repair table button.

3. SQL Query: You can also try repairing the table by executing an SQL query:

REPAIR TABLE table_name;

If you’re using a tool like PHPMyAdmin, you can navigate to the SQL tab and run this query.


4.  Check Table Status: After you have run the repair operation, you can check the table status to ensure it’s been repaired:

CHECK TABLE table_name;

If the table doesn’t contain crucial data and you can afford to lose its current content, you could consider truncating or dropping and recreating the table.

However, be very careful with this approach as data will be lost.

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