C.3.18. ERROR 1010 (HY000) at line 5094506: Error dropping database (can't rmdir './mysql-bin/', errno: 17)

Last Updated: 2013-11-01

Condition or Error

Loading a mysqldump into a MySQL server from a backup/restore fails.


  • The problem may be that your MySQL binary logs are in a subdirectory of your MySQL data directory, causing MySQL to view them as a schema.


  • Possible steps to resolution:

    1. Modify the dump file so it isn't trying to drop a schema named after the bin log directory

    2. Update the mysql configuration so the bin logs aren't in a directory in the data dir. mysql sees all directories in the data dir as a schema