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From:Brandon Pulsipher Date:April 1 1999 9:55pm
Subject:RE: Copying live files
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The only problem with this is taht I have a couple hundred databases, each
with more than a hundred tables.  So table locking would be pretty tedious,
even with a script.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: jkraai@stripped [mailto:jkraai@stripped]
> Sent: Thursday, April 01, 1999 2:41 PM
> To: Brandon Pulsipher
> Subject: Re: Copying live files
> Brandon,
> The right sequence would be:
> lock
> flush
> <copy>
> unlock
> But I don't know how to do the ISM/ISD/FRM file copy w/o exiting
> the script.
> A way to do the copy would be to do an explicit
> but I doubt that's what you're looking for.
> --jim
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brandon Pulsipher <Brandon@stripped>
> To: mysql@stripped <mysql@stripped>
> Date: Thursday, April 01, 1999 2:50 PM
> Subject: Copying live files
> >What are the implications of copying *.ISM,*.ISD,*.frm files
> while MySQL is
> >still running?  Basically, I am proposing that I could copy these files
> >while MySQL is running, for a descent backup.  Before I restore, I would
> >obviously have to isamchk everything.
> >
> >Taking the database down is a big loss, however, so I am wondering about
> >this option.  I know it's not the cleanest, but would it work?  The files
> >would be messed up if copied while an insert/update was taking place, but
> >again , teh isamchk *should* correct that, just with a little data loss.
> >
> >Are there any other GOOD options for backing up a database
> server with lots
> >of databases and lots of table sin each database, without stopping the
> >database?
> >
> >Thanks.
> >
> >-Brandon

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