#11101 – MySQL: MySQL query failed with error 1062

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Wednesday, 15 February 2012 04:57 CST
Mandatory information about my setup:

Have I read the related troubleshooter articles above before posting (which pages?)? yes
Have I searched the tickets before posting? yes
Have I read the documentation before posting (which pages?)? yes
Joomla! version: 2.5.1
PHP version: 5.2x fastcgi
MySQL version: (unknown)
Host: dreamhost
Akeeba Backup version which took the backup: 3.3.1
Kickstart version used to extract the backup: 3.3.2 and 3.3.1
Description of my issue:
Get the files extracted and database restore goes as far as 90% before reporting back with an error that includes the following line:
MySQL: MySQL query failed with error 1062 (Duplicate entry '109508' for key 'PRIMARY'
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 05:36 CST
Instead of deleting I thought I'd post my fix in case it helps others with this issue as it was hard to find...

When you reach the database restore section where you input your database information, scroll down to the bottom and choose the option to REPLACE instead of INSERT!

Despite my looking through the FAQ and documents I completely failed to see this, so think it wouldn't hurt to have this solution posted here :)
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 06:22 CST
This is actually already documented:
Use REPLACE instead of INSERT may be required if you keep getting MySQL errors about rows already existing in your tables.

Also note that Akeeba Backup 3.3.1 is a very old release with known issues. Please upgrade to 3.3.13.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

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