[Gllug] Extract the data from a MySQL database's *files*?

Richard Jones rich at annexia.org
Thu Apr 1 14:26:36 UTC 2010

On Thu, Apr 01, 2010 at 02:39:55PM +0100, Richard Huxton wrote:
> On 01/04/10 14:29, Richard Jones wrote:
> >
> > I've got a friend who has a VM image.  This image used to be a MySQL
> > database instance, but for various reasons we cannot boot it any more.
> >
> > However, the raw MySQL database files are still on there.
> >
> > Can we extract the data somehow?  Can we tell another MySQL instance
> > to look at these files?
> If you have actual files, then yes. Can you mount the image's virtual 
> disks OK?

Yup, the /var filesystem is fine, it just cannot be booted because
there is no operating system.

So I have the /var/... mysql files, including a Wordpress database,
and I just want to extract that to another MySQL instance.


Richard Jones
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