did I miss the joke here? Why does this backup script look SO wrong,
and very malicious?
service mysql stop -- stopping mysql... that's fine.
cd /var/lib/mysql -- changing directories to the /var/lib/mysql, ok...
rm -rf * -- WHAT? WHY ARE YOU REMOVING RECUSIVLY and FORCING DELETES on
all the MySQL files?? are you insane? this is going to make a bad day
for a lot of people
tar zxvf file.tar -- Wait, you just blew away all the files in
the /var/lib/mysql directory, how can you extract a tar file, when it
does not exist, since you just deleted everything?????
anyway, I hope I missed the joke here, or missed something...
On Thu, 2010-09-09 at 18:02 -0400, George Larson wrote:
> We do nightly backups at work just by taring the mysql directory. In
> my environment, that is /var/lib/mysql.
> Like this:
> service mysql stop
> cd /var/lib/mysql
> rm -rf *
> tar zxvf file.tar
> rm -rf ib_logfile*
> chown -R mysql.mysql
> service mysql start
> Something similar might work for you. Somebody with more MySQL
> expertise than me can probably help you customize the process to your
> Good luck!
> On 9 September 2010 17:08, Uwe Brauer <oub@stripped> wrote:
> > andrew.2.moore@stripped wrote:
> >> Try using the failed hdd as a slave in a Linux machine.
> >> You might find that the hdd won't boot to OS but may have enough in it to
> >> access the file system.
> > I have done that already and I have access. But I don't know how to extract
> > the db (via dump) since the corresponding mysql server software is not
> > running. how can i tell linux to use the mysql db of the Mac?
> > Uwe Brauer
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