Installed Moodle 2.0 using shared hosting. When I logon to my Moodle site, this is the message I am getting
"Database tables are using MyISAM database engine, it is recommended to use ACID compliant engine with full transaction support such as InnoDB."
In my previous post I mention that you can change the MyISAM database engine to InnoDB using phpMyAdmin : Convert MyISAM to INNODB using phpMyAdmin for Moodle but it will take some time to change each table one by one.
I was looking for a good solutions to convert the MYISAM engine to InnoDB very fast and I found a blog which gives very good instructions.How to Migrate Your MySQL Database from MyISAM to INNODB
Two problem I found in the above post:
1. I was not able to see the video files from work to see the full instruction
2. It shows how to import the database but not showing what are the limitations involved in when you host Moodle in shared hosting environment.
Here are the instructions how you can resolve "Database tables are using MyISAM database engine, it is recommended to use ACID compliant engine with full transaction support such as InnoDB." message in your Moodle 2.x
My current Moodle site is hosted at http://www.bluehost.com and I installed Moodle using Simple Scripts. When you install Moodle using Simple Scripts, it will create MySQL Database and User name by default.
2. Click on MySQL Database to your current database
As you can see Moodle installation created a database and user name. We are going to export the current database and change MyISAM to INNODB and import back to MySQL using myPHPAdmin
3. Go to phpMyAdmin and export your database
For the database name you can leave it as since it’s know the current database name and click GO
Save the file
4. Open your database file in any tools which you have. In my case, I am using Dreamweaver.
Click on CTRL + F to find and replace of "myISAM" with "INNODB" (without quotes, of course) in the SQL dump text file
5. Go to the top of the sql file which you opened and enter SET AUTOCOMMIT = 0;
6. Now go to the end of the file and enter COMMIT; and save your file.
Now are going to import this file into phpMyAdmin but before we do that we have to drop the current database.
7. Go back to phpMyAdmin, Since I am hosting my Moodle in shared hosting I don’t have any options to drop a database.
8. When I run the SQL query Drop Database “database_name” I got following error message. Drop Database statements are disabled
9. Only way I can drop the database is by going to Cpanel and delete the database from MySQL Admin. Login to your control panel
Click on MySQL Databases
Delete your current database
10. Confirmation to delete database
11. Now create a new database but the name should be same as the one which you deleted. Add user to Database.
12. When you add user to Database and give all privileges.
13. Open your myPHPAdmin and you will see your empty database and now import your modified database
14. You can see the Database from MyISAM to INNODB are changed.
If you open your Moodle right now it should work and you wont’ see the error message any more. This is how you can change your MyISAM to INNODB.
It took me while to figure it and good luck