>>>>> "Brandon" == Brandon Shuey <brandon@stripped> writes:
Brandon> I have a database on an Ultra10 Solaris machine. The drive with the operating
> system failed and we had to re-install the OS. Now
Brandon> Mysql doesnt work correctly when called from Java. Im thinking that we
> should re-install mysql again and that will clear up the
Brandon> problems. However, I dont want to lose my database. If I do another
> install on the same directory will it wipe my existing
Brandon> database? (I dont have room on the drives to backup the entire database.
A new MySQL installation will not overwrite any old data files!
(But take a backup anyhow :)