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I'm restoring an old server, and I need a copy of MySQL 4.1 for windows. MySql.com only seems to have versions going back to 5.0. I've seen old versions elsewhere, but they all seem to be from fairly sketchy websites. Is there a good unofficial place to get old versions of MySql or other software?

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someone voted to close this question. Although I used the word "best" in the subject I don't think this is an entirely useless political question. If you vote to close, can you please do me the courtesy of telling me why. –  DrFredEdison Mar 5 '10 at 0:07
I didn't vote to close, but I did flag for migration to SU; the question has nothing to do with programming or the workings of computers. MySQL is merely a MacGuffin. –  Pops Mar 5 '10 at 17:25
I think it's a red herring. –  mfinni Mar 5 '10 at 17:56
The moment you use the word "best" the question is too subjective. What is it you don't like about "sketchy websites"? –  John Gardeniers Sep 12 '10 at 21:59

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If you look at their tech support page, you can officially want an old version of mysql. This all depends if its worth it to you than to download from those sketchy places.

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quote: 2 - Sign up for MySQL Vintage Support For those customers where upgrading MySQL is not an option, MySQL Vintage Support provides ongoing support for older MySQL versions beyond their EOL date. With MySQL Vintage Support you can continue using MySQL versions, beyond their EOL dates, and continue to receive 24x7 Support, and access to pre-existing patches and KB articles. Additionally, with MySQL Vintage Support, you can also contract for custom bug fixes and custom builds for EOLed products.

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Here is what I ended up doing. So it turns out, that a lot of mirrors MySQL uses for current versions still have old versions sitting on their servers. So, what I did was pretend like I was going to download a newer version, then I got a URL of mirror from the download page from there and explored the mirror manually, finding binaries for 4.1

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With a bit of searching?

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