#1118 – Row size too large (> 8126). Changing some columns to TEXT or BLOB may help. In current row format, BLOB prefix of 0 bytes is stored inline.

I had this message error in mySQL during a database import. The dump was exported from another server:

#1118 – Row size too large (> 8126). Changing some columns to TEXT or BLOB may help. In current row format, BLOB prefix of 0 bytes is stored inline.

On this machine I’m currently using MAMP (Not the PRO version) on a Mac, but I think you can try to use the same config file in other systems.

This is what I did to solve this problem, hopefully will be fine for you as well:

  1. I ttopped the server in MAMP
  2. Inside the folder: /Applications/MAMP/config/ I created a file config my.cnf. I used the template file my-default.cnf that I found in /Applications/MAMP/Library/support-files/ to create it.
  3. The following is the my.cnf file where I added also => innodb_strict_mode = 0
# For advice on how to change settings please see
# http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.6/en/server-configuration-defaults.html
# *** DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE. It's a template which will be copied to the
# *** default location during install, and will be replaced if you
# *** upgrade to a newer version of MySQL.


# Remove leading # and set to the amount of RAM for the most important data
# cache in MySQL. Start at 70% of total RAM for dedicated server, else 10%.
# innodb_buffer_pool_size = 128M

# Remove leading # to turn on a very important data integrity option: logging
# changes to the binary log between backups.
# log_bin

# These are commonly set, remove the # and set as required.
# basedir = .....
# datadir = .....
# port = .....
# server_id = .....
# socket = .....

# Remove leading # to set options mainly useful for reporting servers.
# The server defaults are faster for transactions and fast SELECTs.
# Adjust sizes as needed, experiment to find the optimal values.
join_buffer_size = 128M
sort_buffer_size = 2M
read_rnd_buffer_size = 2M
innodb_strict_mode = 0


I hope this can help you!

Install LAMP ubuntu 16.04

Install and configure LAMP

Install apache2:

sudo apt-get install apache2

Set Global ServerName to Suppress Syntax Warnings. Append in /etc/apache2/apache2.conf (bottom of the file):


Launch the command:

sudo apache2ctl configtest

you should receive the message Syntax OK.

Restart Apache to implement the changes:

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Adjust the Firewall to Allow Web Traffic

sudo ufw app list

http://your_server_IP_address to see the welcome page from apache.

Install MySQL

sudo apt-get install mysql-server

Set a secure password for the root user and launch the script to remove some dangerous defaults and lock down access to our database system

sudo service mysql restart //restart the service

try the connection to the db with:

mysql -u root -p

Install PHP

sudo apt-get install php libapache2-mod-php php-mcrypt php-mysql

Modify the way that Apache serves files when a directory is requested serving php file before instead of html edit the file:


And insert the php index file before:

<IfModule mod_dir.c>
    DirectoryIndex index.php index.html index.cgi index.pl index.xhtml index.htm

restart apache: sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

test php with a phpinfo page.


DB dump

myslqdump (mysql – mariadb)


export an entire database

$ mysqldump -u [username] -p --verbose db_name > db_backup.sql

export an entire database using gzip compression

$ mysqldump -u [username] -p[pass] --verbose db_name | gzip > db_backup.sql.gz

export from a remote database (presuming the MySQL server is on port 3306)

mysqldump -P 3306 -h [ip_address] -u [username] -p --verbose [database_name] > db_backup.sql


import sql data file

$ mysql -u [username] -p -h [db_ip_address_or_hostname] --verbose [database_name] < dumpData.sql


Drop a database

mysqladmin -u[username] -p[password] drop [database_name]