Can different database settings prevent site from working properly?

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webjockey
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2013-03-16 3:57 pm EST

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Moving sql database from host that uses InnoDB default storage engine and utf8_general_ci collation to InMotion which uses MyISAM default storage engine and latin1_swedish_ci collation. Site is not working well (to put it mildly). Could the different storage engine/collation settings be the problem or should I look elsewhere?

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webjockey
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2013-04-06 05:47 pm EST

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jamesr
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2013-03-18 12:05 pm EST
Thank you for yoru question webjockey!

You should be ok to import your database the way you did as long as there were no charset-dependent data in the database and code. The database may have become corrupt after the collation change. Try running a repair on the database.

How to Check and Repair a MySQL Database

You may want to create the DB first, then set the collation, then import with a file which has the collation in the "create table" section. The data has to be imported into table with the correct collation.

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James R

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