1030 Got error 28 from storage engine


I am working on a project where i need to create a database with 300 tables for each user who wants to see the demo application. it was working fine but today when i was testing with a new user to see a demo it showed me this error message

1030 Got error 28 from storage engine

After spending some time googling i found it is an error that is related to space of database or temporary files. I tried to fix it but i failed. now i am not even able to start mysql. How can i fix this and i would also like to increase the size to maximum so that i won't face the same issue again and again.

5/17/2012 7:10:44 AM

Accepted Answer

Mysql error "28 from storage engine" - means "not enough disk space".

To show disc space use command below.

myServer# df -h

Results must be like this.

Filesystem    Size    Used   Avail Capacity  Mounted on
/dev/vdisk     13G     13G     46M   100%    /
devfs         1.0k    1.0k      0B   100%    /dev
12/5/2012 5:21:50 PM

To expand on this (even though it is an older question); It is not not about the MySQL space itself probably, but about space in general, assuming for tmp files or something like that. My mysql data dir was not full, the / (root) partition was


I had the same issue in AWS RDS. It was due to the Freeable Space (Hard Drive Storage Space) was Full. You need to increase your space, or remove some data.


My /tmp was %100. After removing all files and restarting mysql everything worked fine.


My /var/log/apache2 folder was 35g and some logs in /var/log totaled to be the other 5g of my 40g hard drive. I cleared out all the *.gz logs and after making sure the other logs werent going to do bad things if I messed with them, i just cleared them too.

echo "clear" > access.log



Check your /backup to see if you can delete an older not needed backup.