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From:Paul DuBois Date:January 2 2000 4:35pm
Subject:Re: Restoring a backed up db?
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At 12:34 PM +0100 2000-01-02, Niklas Alberth wrote:
>Hi!
>
>When I reinstalled my server I backed up my db by just copying the
>mysql/var dir with the databases.
>
>After compiling and installing mysql again I tought that I just copy the
>db's back to mysql/var. But when executing safe_mysql the deamon just
>ends.
>
>Could someone help me out, do you need any more info?


When you made your backups, was the server running?  If so, you were
backing up files that were possibly in an inconsistent state (due
to buffers not being flushed), and they may be worthless as backups.

-- 
Paul DuBois, paul@stripped
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