Error connecting to database Unknown system variable 'default_storage_engine' : Mysql

Hi I am trying to configure Mysql database in JIRA facing connection issue. Below are the details







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Mysql version: 5.1.73

JIRA  version: 7.3.2

Below is log file error

http-nio-8090-exec-20 ERROR anonymous 903x201x1 kq783f /secure/SetupDatabase!connectionCheck.jspa [c.a.config.bootstrap.DefaultAtlassianBootstrapManager] Could not successfully test your database:

java.sql.SQLException: Unknown system variable 'default_storage_engine'

    at com.mysql.jdbc.SQLError.createSQLException(

    at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.checkErrorPacket(

    at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.checkErrorPacket(

    at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.sendCommand(

    at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.sqlQueryDirect(

    at com.mysql.jdbc.ConnectionImpl.execSQL(

    at com.mysql.jdbc.StatementImpl.executeUpdateInternal(

    at com.mysql.jdbc.StatementImpl.executeLargeUpdate(

    at com.mysql.jdbc.StatementImpl.executeUpdate(

    at com.mysql.jdbc.ConnectionImpl.setSessionVariables(

    at com.mysql.jdbc.ConnectionImpl.initializePropsFromServer(

    at com.mysql.jdbc.ConnectionImpl.connectOneTryOnly(

    at com.mysql.jdbc.ConnectionImpl.createNewIO(

    at com.mysql.jdbc.ConnectionImpl.<init>(

    at com.mysql.jdbc.JDBC4Connection.<init>(

    ... 3 filtered

    at java.lang.reflect.Constructor.newInstance(

    at com.mysql.jdbc.Util.handleNewInstance(

    at com.mysql.jdbc.ConnectionImpl.getInstance(

    at com.mysql.jdbc.NonRegisteringDriver.connect(

    at java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(

    at java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(

    at com.atlassian.config.bootstrap.DefaultAtlassianBootstrapManager.getTestDatabaseConnection(

    at com.atlassian.jira.config.database.JdbcDatasource.getConnection(

    at com.atlassian.jira.config.database.DatabaseConfig.testConnection(

    at com.atlassian.jira.web.action.setup.SetupDatabase.testConnection(

    at com.atlassian.jira.web.action.setup.SetupDatabase.doValidation(

    at com.atlassian.jira.web.action.setup.SetupDatabase.doConnectionCheck(

    ... 3 filtered

    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(

    at webwork.util.InjectionUtils$DefaultInjectionImpl.invoke(

    at webwork.util.InjectionUtils.invoke(

    ... 2 filtered

    at com.atlassian.jira.action.JiraActionSupport.execute(

    ... 7 filtered

    at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(

    ... 49 filtered


    ... 1 filtered


    ... 28 filtered

    at com.atlassian.jira.servermetrics.CorrelationIdPopulatorFilter.doFilter(

    ... 27 filtered

    at com.atlassian.jira.servermetrics.MetricsCollectorFilter.doFilter(

    ... 28 filtered

    at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(

    at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$

    at org.apache.tomcat.util.threads.TaskThread$




3 answers

0 vote

Have a closer look at how you have used - and _ in your posted mysql.cnf

0 vote
Gaston Valente Community Champion Mar 15, 2017


Are you using MySQL 5.7?



Mysql version: 5.1.73

Gaston Valente Community Champion Mar 15, 2017

Ok, are you using Atlassian configuration tool yo setup the dbconfig.xml?

Can you post the dbconfig.xml file?

This is first time I am installing Jira, I am trying in setup wizard.


I have the same error, even when replacing - by _ in my.cnf

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