>>>>> "Keki" == Keki Balazs <keki@stripped> writes:
Keki> I have accidentally deleted a table (made a delete from table), but
Keki> successfully saved the files from /var/lib/mysql containing the table's
Keki> data (.ISM, .ISD)
Keki> I tried to recover the deleted rows with isamchk, which finds the ~375000
Keki> deleted rows int he files, but does not recover it, only finishes the
Keki> deletion, leaving no rows in the table.
Keki> Is there a way to recover the data stored in these files?
Do you mean that you have a copy of the .ISM, .ISD files AFTER the
In this case things are not that good; If the table is fixed row size
table, you may be able to recover everything expect the 4 first bytes
in each row. If the table uses dynamic row sizes, things are much
You can check this with: isamchk -dv table_name:
For fixed row size tables, you will find the row:
'Record format: Fixed length' in the output from isamchk.
If you can live without the 4 first bytes of each row, please mail me
and I will try to help you recover some of the data.