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By following http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/replication-howto-rawdata.html

I stuck when it ask me to shell> tar cf /tmp/db.tar ./data, where is ./data ?

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That is your MySQL data directory. Typical location is /var/lib/mysql, but check that out from your my.cnf file.

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That would be wherever your datafiles are stored. Have a look in your my.cnf file for the line

datadir = /some/path

You will most likely have to modify the command slightly based on what you find. e.g. if your datadir is /var/lib/mysql then you would need to

cd /var/lib/mysql tar cf /tmp/db.tar ./data

where data is the name of the database you want to move.

If you want to move everything then

cd /var/lib
tar cf /tmp/db.tar ./mysql 
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