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How to restore mysql database from the physical files?

I just reinstalled my system, I didn't do dump backup but I still have the physical folder of my previous mysql installations. Is possible to use it to restore and update my current configuration?
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Looking for a free and reliable alternative to Norton Ghost [closed]

I am looking for ways to restore my system to a previous state easily. I am using Windows Vista and ubuntu.
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Create a MySQL slave from another slave, but point it at the master

Problem I have MySQL replication setup between 2 servers, master (A) and slave (B). I need to add a new slave to the mix (C). I want this slave to get it's updates directly from the master, I do not ...
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Best practices for backup checking?

It is a common situation, when administrator makes system for automatic backuping and forgets it. Only after a system fails administrator notices, that backup system has broken before or backups are ...
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Should I backup and restore the `mysql` database?

In the process of creating an automated solution for backing up and restoring an entire MySQL server, I've come across the mysql database which seems to contain user accounts, permissions, metadata, ...
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Saving/archiving IIS 7.5 settings for recovery etc

I am not an trained sysAdmin or network engineer, just a programmer who has picked up some knowledge over the years, and at the moment I find myself managing an IIS 7.5 deployment on WinServer 2008 ...
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Can you set a backup ip for your server in DNS?

Is there a way that the DNS protocol can natural hold a backup A type server address, like a backup name-server or mail server ? After googling i just got results on backup nameservers. If there isnt ...
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rsync and --fake-super - how to preserve attributes?

I have been trying to sort out my backups, so that when files are restored the owners/groups and any other metadata are correctly restored. For my testing I have been backing up from a Ubuntu 9.10 ...
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SQL Server 2008 - scheduled copy of production database into test and development databases

I wish to schedule a copy from my production database into two other databases. The databases are located on same server (instance?). The databases are currently backed up to server hard drive every ...
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Back up Windows 2008 SBS to iSCSI disk

I've almost no experience with SBS 2008, so please excuse my noob question! SBS 2008 only has the most basic backup utility built in as far as I can tell (similar to Vista), and it will only back up ...
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How to create bootable backup image of windows install

I have received a new laptop and installed all drivers and necessary apps. hile the windows 7 install is fresh and fast I was wondering how I could make a bootable backup of the system in current ...
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Windows / Linux backup software with Bare Metal Recovery

We are in the discovery process of looking for backup software that meets the following goals. Different Backup types (Full, Incremental, etc.) Bare Metal Recovery to Windows and Linux Automated ...
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clone server onto remote storage

how can i clone a server onto a remote drive? I would like to make an identical backup of my CentOS 6 64bit server onto a remote hdd. I am going to be installing a raid card into the sever causing ...
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Restore old Backup Exec tapes with NTbackup

I've got old backup tapes made with previous versions (v10 and v12) that I need to pull data from (related to this prior question). I have a machine set up with Windows Server 2008 and a trial ...
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Restore Backup Exec tapes without Backup Exec running

I've got old backup tapes I need to pull data from that were created with Backup Exec some years ago, but unfortunately we no longer run Windows servers on our network. Our entire tape backup system ...