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From:Shawn Green (MySQL) Date:September 10 2010 4:22pm
Subject:Re: hard disk crash: how to discover the db?
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On 9/10/2010 10:01 AM, george larson wrote:
> 
> Uwe Brauer wrote:
> ...
> The only one I know of, for my environment, is /etc/my.cnf.  I believe
> that it can be located elsewhere but you could just use 'find' to find
> it.  I've broken my dev. MySQL many, many times and that's the only file
> I know about outside of my data directory.  :)
> 
> I don't have any good ideas about discerning precisely what version of
> MySQL was running, though.
> 

The error log will have the version information. Each successful startup 
includes something similar to

100910  7:50:30 [Note] mysqld: ready for connections.
Version: '5.1.48-enterprise-gpl-advanced'  socket: ''  port: 3306  MySQL 
Enterprise Server - Advanced Edition (GPL)

For more information on how to locate the error log:
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/error-log.html

-- 
Shawn Green
MySQL Principal Technical Support Engineer
Oracle USA, Inc.
Office: Blountville, TN
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hard disk crash: how to discover the db?Uwe Brauer9 Sep
Re: hard disk crash: how to discover the db?andrew.2.moore9 Sep
  • Re: hard disk crash: how to discover the db?Uwe Brauer9 Sep
    • Re: hard disk crash: how to discover the db?George Larson10 Sep
      • Re: hard disk crash: how to discover the db?Mike McMullin10 Sep
        • Re: hard disk crash: how to discover the db?Uwe Brauer10 Sep
          • Re: hard disk crash: how to discover the db?Mike McMullin10 Sep
      • Re: hard disk crash: how to discover the db?Joerg Bruehe10 Sep
        • Re: hard disk crash: how to discover the db?Johan De Meersman10 Sep
        • Re: hard disk crash: how to discover the db?Uwe Brauer10 Sep
      • Re: hard disk crash: how to discover the db?Uwe Brauer10 Sep
      • Re: hard disk crash: how to discover the db?Steve Staples10 Sep
        • Re: hard disk crash: how to discover the db?george larson10 Sep
        • Re: hard disk crash: how to discover the db?Johnny Withers10 Sep
      • no success (was: hard disk crash: how to discover the db?)Uwe Brauer13 Sep
        • RE: no success (was: hard disk crash: how to discover the db?)Gavin Towey14 Sep
Re: hard disk crash: how to discover the db?george larson10 Sep
  • Re: hard disk crash: how to discover the db?Uwe Brauer10 Sep
  • Re: hard disk crash: how to discover the db?MySQL)10 Sep
    • Re: hard disk crash: how to discover the db?george larson10 Sep
      • Re: hard disk crash: how to discover the db?Johnny Withers10 Sep
Re:hard disk crash: how to discover the db?kapil verma11 Sep