I did try
All produced identical errors.
Specifying the individual tables didn't change the error note. Any other
Is this the right way to go about changing these ISD, ISM, and frm files to
MYD, MYI and frm? Do I need to do this? Is there another way to get mysql to
read the old ISD, ISM and frm files?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul DuBois [mailto:paul@stripped]
> Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2005 10:58 PM
> To: Bagus; mysql@stripped
> Subject: Re: isam to myisam
> At 22:46 -0600 1/20/05, Bagus wrote:
> >Hi there,
> >I'm running Freebsd 5.3 and just installed
> >mysql-standard-4.1.9-unknown-freebsd4.7-i386. I'm able to run mysqld and
> >mysql, etc. I used to run Freebsd 2.2 and I think it was mysql
> >I'm not sure. My old system faded away rather abruptly and I didn't get a
> >chance to do database backups or anything.
> >I have one database that I'd like to recover. The database had 5
> tables in
> >it. Each one had three files associated with it, ie editors.ISD,
> >and editors.frm. I have access to the tables but can't load them
> into my new
> >mysql. I copied them into /usr/local/mysql/data/BagusDatabase
> and made sure
> >the permissions were the same as my test directory.
> >I have been reading around and thought I came across the answer with the
> >mysql_convert_table_format script. I tried changing into my new
> >BagusDatabase directory and running:
> >mysql_convert_table_format --user='root' --password='mypassword'
> >M' BagusDatabase
> According to the help message, the --type option is for specifying the
> table type that you want to convert the tables *to*. So it should be
> --type=MyISAM, I think.
> You could also execute this statement for each table that you want to
> ALTER TABLE tbl_name ENGINE=MyISAM;
> >The script then reports:
> >Converting tables:
> >converting editors
> >Can't convert editors: Error Can't find file: 'editors.MYI' (errno: 2)
> >I bet this is old hat for some of you out there. Can someone
> help me figure
> >out how to recreate my database?
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