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From:Gavin Towey Date:September 10 2009 9:49pm
Subject:RE: DB/table problem
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When using innodb, your data is stored in the data/ibdata* files.  Copying the database
directory is not a valid backup.

In the future, I would suggest using mysqldump.  However if you want to make a file-system
copy backup with innodb you need to 1. Shutdown the server 2. Copy *everything* in the
data directory 3. Store a copy of your my.ini with the backup as well. 4. Restart mysql

Gavin Towey

-----Original Message-----
From: Néstor [mailto:rotsen@stripped]
Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2009 11:28 AM
To: mysql@stripped
Subject: DB/table problem

I am running mysql 5.0 on a windows 2003 host with php and apache
I am trying to restore a database from 08/28/2009.  The backup is done by
windows and all I do is copy the  "data/scroller612" folder to the DATA
folder in the MYSQL directory.

when I restore/copy it I get the following errors my .err file found on the
data directory:
090910 11:04:03090910 11:04:03 [ERROR] Cannot find table scroller612/cache
from the internal data dictionary
of InnoDB though the .frm file for the table exists. Maybe you
have deleted and recreated InnoDB data files but have forgotten
to delete the corresponding .frm files of InnoDB tables, or you
have moved .frm files to another database?
how you can resolve the problem.

When I go to the above link it saids to run the "check table" statement,
but when I do this, I get below response:
mysql> check table scroller612.access;
| Table              | Op    | Msg_type | Msg_text
| scroller612.access | check | Error    | Table 'scroller612.access' doesn't
exist |
| scroller612.access | check | error    | Corrupt
2 rows in set (0.00 sec)

It says that the table is corrupt. I can actually log into mysql and see the
of tables, but I can NOT desc or select the tables.

how do I restore the back up?
Do I need to remove the .frm files , but that would kill my data.


Nestor :-)

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DB/table problemNéstor10 Sep
  • RE: DB/table problemGavin Towey10 Sep
    • Re: DB/table problemTodd Lyons11 Sep
      • RE: DB/table problemGavin Towey11 Sep
    • Re: DB/table problemNéstor11 Sep
      • RE: DB/table problemGavin Towey11 Sep