I have linux server running Fedora 5. My server is crashed now and I can not access mysql.
But I can still have access to my hard disk. Since It is crashing again and again now I really want to upgrade my Fedora copy to latest version But also want to make sure that all the databases should be restored. So How do I take the backup of mysql databases?
Mysql databases are stored in
Is it okay to take the backup of this directory and restore backup when server is up?
Can I access these databases once I copy this
mysql directory to my new server?
How do I go so that all the mysql databases will be accessible on my new server environment.