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MySQL Database Tables Read Only [SOLVED]

After typing out that title I wonder if I’ve been spending too much time on forums, hehe. In any case, I ran into a problem today regarding my database tables being read-only so I thought I’d post this for the good of the internets. I had to dig pretty deep to find a solution to it. Hopefully some additional Google fodder will make life a bit easier for the next guy. If you’re a regular reader here you know that I had some database problems this morning with this site. I ended up needing to import some databases from backups and manually tweak a few things to restore the lost data. Well it turns out that after a database import or a change of users and permissions your database tables can become read-only. I’m not entirely sure the reasoning behind this, but I found some discussion about it on a MySQL developers mailing list thread. Read more