DB max allowed packet size

In Confluence Administration, (Menu : Administration -> Support Tools - Instant Health)
I saw the message

  'Max Allowed Packet'

      -> checks if the max_allowed_packet variable in your MySQL database is appropriate.

       -> change max_allowed_packet variable to 34M

(https://confluence.atlassian.com/confkb/exceeds-max-allowed-packet-for-mysql-179443425.html)

 

So I changed the max_allowed_packet variable 16M to 32M as maria DB
recommendation (two times 16M).


Is it a must to change the max_allowed_packet variable size to 34M?

 

If it is difficult to change, what is the result?

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Gonchik Tsymzhitov Community Champion Oct 10, 2017

Hi! 

 

  • You need to change max_allowed_packet  in my.cnf, by default it is located in /etc/my.cnf
  • After change parameter you need to restart mysql. before stop your confluence instance. 
  • That's all

 

Info: 

https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/packet-too-large.html

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/8062496/how-to-change-max-allowed-packet-size/8062996

 

Cheers, 

Tsymzhitov Gonchik

Thank for your reply.

 

But I want to know what value is max_allowed_packet variable?

In confluence system, it recommend to set 34M,

but system administrator in my confluence server recommend max_allowed packet size in maria DB is multiple of 2, so 32M.

 

Is it 34M or 32M?

 

Gonchik Tsymzhitov Community Champion Oct 11, 2017

Unfortunately, in my experience I have set different values for mysql, percona - different values not multiple of 2.

And in documentation in Maria DB, I have not seen any info about multiple of 2.  

https://mariadb.com/kb/en/library/server-system-variables/#max_allowed_packet

 

For my instance have set max_allowed_packet = 256M

Because it is need for faster backup. 

Hence you can set 64M, for to be in deal with your system administrator:)

 

Cheers,

Gonchik Tsymzhitov

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