Problem description

When using an apsaradb RDS for MySQL instance, the following error message is displayed.

Out of resources when opening file './xxx.MYD' (Errcode: 24)



The number of files opened in the apsaradb RDS for MySQL instance exceeds the open_files_limit parameter limit.



Alibaba Cloud reminds you that:

  • When you perform operations that have risks, such as modifying instance configurations or data, check the disaster recovery and fault tolerance capabilities of the instances to ensure data security.
  • Before you modify the configurations and data of instances including but not limited to ECS and RDS instances, we recommend that you create snapshots or enable RDS log backup.
  • If you have authorized or submitted security information such as the logon account and password in the Alibaba Cloud Management console, we recommend that you modify such information in a timely manner.
Expand the range of open_files_limit parameters on the parameter settings page of the RDS console. After modifying these parameters, restart the instance for them to take effect.

 Note: open_files_limit the default value is 65535, which ranges from 4000 to 65535 in the RDS console.


Application scope

  • ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL


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