Fix Crashing MySQL Server

4/6/2020

This weekend I had to figure out why my mysql server first ate up my server resources and then crashes. A simple fix for most of the issues someone could have with mysql running out of resources, is a short setting in the right place. Read on to find out more!

When your server keeps crashing unexpectedly, due to memory issues, try to increase the innodb_buffer_size value in your mysql config file.

On my ubuntu server at digital ocean, the configuration file to update was /etc/mysql/mysql.conf.d/mysqld.cnf Just add the following setting below the [mysqld] heading.

[mysqld]
innodb_buffer_pool_size=64M

From now on your server should be working again and keep the memory used for this expencive task at a sertain level.

Now you can restart your mysql server and things should work again. Otherwise it was probably no issue related to innodb but in a lot of cases it is, so it's always worth trying.