mysqldump: Got error 28 from storage engine

This is a new one for me. I was dumping some databases on a server when I got this:
mysqldump: Error: ‘Got error 28 from storage engine’ when trying to dump tablespaces
mysqldump: Couldn’t execute ‘show fields from `xxxxxx`’: Got error 28 from storage engine (1030)
Fortunately the fix was easy, just clean the /tmp folder as it was almost full on that particular server.

Simple script to add multiple trackers to a torrent downloading in transmission

Sometime you might want to download some old or obscure distro that was once packaged as a torrent. But many times the tracker embeded in the torrent file has long been abandoned or it has no peers. But many other trackers might have cached your torrent and maybe those have seeds. So I wrote a quick and dirty script to get a list of online trackers from and add them to a torrent you have downloading inside transmission.


# Below is a command that will generate a tracker
# list with one tracker per line
# i.e. cat /some/path/trackers.txt for a static list


if [ $# -ne 1 ]; then
echo “This script expects one parameter – the tracker id”
echo “Use $TRANSMISSION_REMOTE -l to find it”
exit 1

echo “Adding $TRACKER”
You simply run it passing as parameter the ID of the torrent you want updated. You can find the ID by running
[cci_bash]transmission-remote -l[/cci_bash]
or maybe
[cci_bash]transmission-remote -l | grep -i “name”[/cci_bash]