Put all of
on a fresh machine; not just the database directory. Then backup the
If you are using InnoDB , the directory you chose won't suffice. If it
is MyISAM, it should have worked.
On 11/28/10 12:17 PM, 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?
Rick James - MySQL Geek