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database migration failure

asked 2011-11-24 11:56:01 -0600

hjwp's avatar

syncdb works fine, but ./ migrate fails at


with error:

django.db.utils.IntegrityError: (1217, 'Cannot delete or update a parent row: a foreign key constraint fails')

This is with askbot running as an app alongside our own django app. We also use south, our own migrations work fine.

One worry is that, even during the syncdb, django was reporting:

(1146, "Table 'anywhere.askbot_badgedata' doesn't exist")

But it didn't stop it from doing the syncdb, or the first few migrations. More possibly pertinent traceback:

! Error found during real run of migration! Aborting.                                                 
! Since you have a database that does not support running
! schema-altering statements in transactions, we have had
! to leave it in an interim state between migrations.
 You *might* be able to recover with:   = CREATE TABLE `askbot_authkeyuserassociation`
 [etc etc]
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answered 2011-11-24 12:02:37 -0600

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updated 2011-11-24 12:03:20 -0600

Looks like you are using MySQL. Could you check whether your tables use InnoDB storage, if so - please switch to MyISAM, this is the only constraint with MySQL we have currently and actually plan to just say that we do not support InnoDB.

Would it be a big problem to switch the storage engine for you?

Another actually better option is to switch to Postgres.

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