SOLVED Is this a problem in my database?

  • fog.hosts
    warning  : Found row where the auto_increment column has the value 0
    status   : OK
    warning  : Found row where the auto_increment column has the value 0
    status   : OK

    Are those warnings ok to ignore? I checked the integrity of my database in preparation of replacing my fog server and those two came up.

  • @Wayne-Workman I get that and I used describe userTracking. There is no utID or utHostID equal to 0 in the table userTracking.

    I ran

    select * from userTracking where utHostID = 0;

    It returns Empty set.

    I also checked to see if there was a utID of 29025280 since that is the row its referencing and it returns Empty set too. I realize now that the page number changes since users are logging in constantly on my site.

    Just emptied that table. the data in it wasn’t relavent to me and I turned off the usertracking service for the time being too. The error is gone now. However, a machine that has been in FOG for a very long time has changed its ID to zero now. Not sure how or why but it did. It is also no longer listed in the host lists on the website but I know it was this summer when I imaged the thing.

  • @johnomaz These are the columns in the userTracking table.

    MariaDB [fog]> show columns in userTracking;
    | Field      | Type         | Null | Key | Default           | Extra          |
    | utID       | int(11)      | NO   | PRI | NULL              | auto_increment |
    | utHostID   | int(11)      | NO   | MUL | NULL              |                |
    | utUserName | varchar(50)  | NO   | MUL | NULL              |                |
    | utAction   | varchar(2)   | NO   | MUL | NULL              |                |
    | utDateTime | timestamp    | NO   | MUL | CURRENT_TIMESTAMP |                |
    | utDesc     | varchar(250) | NO   |     | NULL              |                |
    | utDate     | date         | NO   |     | NULL              |                |
    | utAnon3    | varchar(2)   | NO   |     | NULL              |                |
    8 rows in set (0.00 sec)

    See how I used the command show columns in userTracking; ? this works with any table. There is also show tables; too.

    Why not search that table for a hostID that is 0? What would the SQL query be? Look at the field names in the table, look at the examples from my last post.

  • @Wayne-Workman I removed the row from both tables that had teh value of 0 and those appear to be fine. the hostID was of a computer from a group of computers I had to remove manually before but probably missed that one. I now get this:

    error    : Found key at page 29025280 that points to record outside datafile
    error    : Corrupt

    I know what that table is used for and where the data is displayed but no sure how to remove that entry. Also, could I simply empty the table since I don’t worry about who logs into and out of the computers. I’ve had to refer to it maybe twice in the last 8 or so years.

  • @johnomaz

    use fog
    select * from hosts where hostID = 0;

    That will give you a little list of the problem hosts.

    If the host is also in a group, you’ll need to remove it first:

    DELETE FROM groupMembers WHERE gmHostID = (SELECT hostId FROM hosts WHERE hostName="HOSTNAME") AND gmGroupID = (SELECT groupID FROM groups WHERE groupName="GROUPNAME");


    You can delete the individual hosts like this:

    delete from hosts where hostID = 0;


  • Sorry, yes I’m running an SVN version. 5171 to be exact. I’m staying on this version for now until I get my new hardware. My current machine is limping along.

    I’ve googled the error and read both its ok to ignore and not ok to ignore. I know auto_increments shouldn’t be zero but am unsure if thats something set by the devs on purpose or if its an error.

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    We should first start out with what version of FOG are you using? Are you using the 1.2.0 release or a SVN trunk version. If it is a SVN trunk version what is the version number?

    As for is this a problem, I’ll have to defer to the developers. Just off the top of my head, I would have to say yes this should be concerning.

    1. Since they are checking for it, there may have been a problem in the past with this being set to 0
    2. The function of an auto increment column is to generate a sequential number, typically starting at 1.

    But, only the @Developers know if it WILL BE a problem moving forward.