Try using the failed hdd as a slave in a Linux machine. You might find that the hdd won't
boot to OS but may have enough in it to access the file system.
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From: "ext Uwe Brauer" <oub@stripped>
Date: Thu, Sep 9, 2010 21:31
Subject: hard disk crash: how to discover the db?
To: "mysql@stripped" <mysql@stripped>
This is a real nightmare. A Mac crashed, the hard disk could
be saved. Right now it can't be booted.
But I don't know precisely the version of the OS
(most likely Mac X 10.4), nor the version of mysql (most
likely 5.3.x) and to make things worse I did not generate a
So is there any change to recover the db?
Could I just try to copy the relevant directory which
contains the db say to a linux machine and hope for the
Any advice is strongly appreciated since a wiki is in that
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