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Got a packet bigger than ‘max_allowed_packet’ bytes

Written by: on 19 August 2013 02:26 PM 19 August 2013 02:26 PM

Receiving 'Got a packet bigger than max_allowed_packet bytes' error? Follow our instructions to fix such issues.

If you receive an error from your MySQL server (or website with mySQL backend) stating 'Got a packet bigger than "max_allowed_packet" bytes' then you need to increase your MySQL settings to accommodate the request.

You can do this live without any downtime.

1. Login to SSH

2. Once logged in type:


set global net_buffer_length=1000000;

set global max_allowed_packet=1000000000;

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