Site Restoration

#13544 MySQL query failed with error 1064

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Environment Information

PHP version
CMS Type
CMS Version
Backup Tool Version
Kickstart version

Mandatory information about my setup:

Have I read the related troubleshooter articles above before posting (which pages?)? Yes
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Joomla! version: 1.5.26
PHP version: 5.2.5
MySQL version:5.5.25a
Host: siteground
Akeeba Backup version which took the backup: 3.2.7
Kickstart version used to extract the backup: 3.2

Description of my issue:
I backup up my site and then installed a recommended upgrade. Plugin manager then failed and siteground restored the database from softaculous. This didn't solve so i thought it best to restore from akeeba. Kickstart works fine and then I get the error:

Error at the line 0: CREATE TABLE `#__ak_profiles` ( `id` int(10) unsigned NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `description` varchar(255) NOT NULL, `configuration` longtext, `filters` longtext, PRIMARY KEY (`id`) ) TYPE=My ...MySQL: MySQL query failed with error 1064 (You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'TYPE=MyISAM AUTO_INCREMENT=2' at line 1). The query was:CREATE TABLE `jos_ak_profiles` ( `id` int(10) unsigned NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `description` varchar(255) NOT NULL, `configuration` longtext, `filters` longtext, PRIMARY KEY (`id`) ) TYPE=MyISAM AUTO_INCREMENT=2

Have tried deleting the database and recreating and it still fails. I'm not the most technical when in comes to web sites and would really like some help / instructions to get my site back up and running.


Akeeba Staff
This is not easy to fix (but not impossible, either). The old version of Akeeba Backup you're using isn't aware that the TYPE keyword has been made obsolete in newer versions of MySQL in favour of the ENGINE keyword. That change was added in Akeeba Backup 3.3. In order to work around that limitation you'll have to follow our manual restoration procedure. In step 3 (Editing your database backup) you will have to do one more thing: replace TYPE=MyISAM with ENGINE=MyISAM.

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