We do nightly backups at work just by taring the mysql directory. In
my environment, that is /var/lib/mysql.
service mysql stop
rm -rf *
tar zxvf file.tar
rm -rf ib_logfile*
chown -R mysql.mysql
service mysql start
Something similar might work for you. Somebody with more MySQL
expertise than me can probably help you customize the process to your
On 9 September 2010 17:08, Uwe Brauer <oub@stripped> wrote:
> andrew.2.moore@stripped wrote:
>> 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.
> I have done that already and I have access. But I don't know how to extract
> the db (via dump) since the corresponding mysql server software is not
> running. how can i tell linux to use the mysql db of the Mac?
> Uwe Brauer
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