Dan Nelson <dnelson@stripped> writes:
> In the last episode (Jun 02), Jesse F. Hughes said:
>> After a recent hard drive kerfluffle and the results of fsck, I'm left
>> with a slew of jumbled database files. The file command can tell me the
>> file types, like so:
>> #15901614: MySQL table definition file Version 10
>> #15901615: MySQL MISAM compressed data file Version 1
>> #15901617: MySQL table definition file Version 10
>> #15901618: MySQL MISAM compressed data file Version 1
>> #15901620: MySQL table definition file Version 10
>> #15901621: MySQL MISAM compressed data file Version 1
>> These files are, I'm pretty sure, from my mythtv database. I'm
>> rebuilding my box and it would be nice if I can keep the mythtv
>> database the same as before, but how can I tell which file is which?
> "table definition" files are the .frm files; "MISAM compressed data" files
> are .MYI files. Unfortunately, you're missing the .MYD files in that list,
> which don't have a header (sometimes 'file' thinks they're dbase format).
> You may be in luck, though. The filenames are the inode numbers of the
> original files, and it looks like they're in sequential order, so the tables
> were probably created all at once, one after the other. File #15901616 (if
> it exists) is probably the .MYD file that corresponds to #15901614 (.frm)
> and #15901615 (.MYI).
> The numerical order of the files should match the order the mythtv setup
> script creates its tables. If they aren't in order for some reason, then
> you can rename the groups of files into "a.frm", "a.MYI", "a.MYD", "b.frm",
> "b.MYI", "b.MYD", etc, then run "show create table a" etc to determine the
> table layout and match them up to known mythtv tables.
Brilliant! I'll look into it as soon as I can.
And I'll be sure to complain if it doesn't work.
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