On 11/28/2010 15:17, Magnus Ekhall wrote:
> I am trying to do a rather odd replication of a mysql database and need
> some hints.
> An old server of mine died horribly during a recent power outage.
> It had a mysql 4.1 server. The hardware has just given up, but I have
> managed to get all files from the harddrive.
> Since the server won't boot I cannot run mysqldump.
> I then tried just moving the database files
> from /var/lib/mysql/thedatabas onto a fresh install of mysql (in Ubuntu
> 10.10, so version 5.x), but that did not work.
> Can anyone suggest a way to get a dump of my database somehow?
> I'm going to set up a new server running a recent version of mysql, so
> the equivalent of mysqldump is ideal.
> Any ideas at all?
Just do a .tar install of a 4.1 using binaries from the download
archives. I found one source for these binaries in an old mirror site:
Then you can start up your old database (follow the guidelines of
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/4.1/en/multiple-servers.html) and take a
normal dump of your data.
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