With PHP, a blank page usually means it's generating an error, but not displaying it in
the browser; this is often disabled for security reasons, but makes debugging harder.
First step should be to get PHP to spit out the actual error. There should probably be a
setting in the mediawiki configuration for this, or see the PHP docs for error reporting.
From: Uwe Brauer [mailto:oub.oub.oub@stripped] On Behalf Of Uwe Brauer
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2010 10:35 AM
To: George Larson
Cc: andrew.2.moore@stripped; mysql@stripped
Subject: no success (was: hard disk crash: how to discover the db?)
>>>>> On Thu, 09 Sep 2010 18:02:09 -0400, George Larson
> <george.g.larson@stripped> wrote:
> We do nightly backups at work just by taring the mysql directory. In
> my environment, that is /var/lib/mysql.
> Like this:
> service mysql stop
> cd /var/lib/mysql
> rm -rf *
> tar zxvf file.tar
> rm -rf ib_logfile*
> chown -R mysql.mysql
> service mysql start
I have followed these steps and it seems not to work.
I have re installed the mediawiki software and then I tried
to open the corresponding wikipage, but only see empty pages.
There are several reasons for this:
- when the hard disk crashed the database was damaged,
as a matter of fact when I have a look into the
directory most of the files are very small in size with the
exception of searchindex.MYD and searchindex.MYI. I
have no idea whether this is "normal".
- I did not do the recover process correctly. Is there
any "hardcore" mysql command I could use to check the
- the connection between the mediawiki conf and the
data base is broken. I will ask in the mediawiki page
Any advice and help is very much appreciated.
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