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so I have a little problem. I had errors with our old system and was unable to backup the old databases properly so I went ahead and backed up the datadir which had all of the databases folders inside it. I just reinstalled the lamp server on my new system and then stopped mysql server and moved the old datadir from my old system to my new one. After I moved the data over to the new datadir I tried to start the new mysql server.

It came up with this error.

df: Warning: cannot read table of mounted file systems: No such file or directory [FAIL] Starting MySQL database server: mysqld...... failed!

I'm not sure what is causing this and I can't find anything online that has the same problem as I am having just close but nothing like this. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Best Regards, JJ

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Did you make sure the mysql user owns the new files? – ceejayoz May 11 '13 at 17:55
What do your logfiles say? – etagenklo May 11 '13 at 17:56
Yes, the permissions are correct. And where is the location of the mysql log files? I can't find an error log anywhere. @etagenklo – JJ Edgar VI May 11 '13 at 18:03
@etagenklo well I take that back. I found the logs in /var/log/mysql.err however it is empty. Maybe the server is not configured to record logs. – JJ Edgar VI May 11 '13 at 18:07
This is probably some Debian/Ubuntu. Check /var/log/syslog or /var/log/daemon.log. – etagenklo May 12 '13 at 7:01

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