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XF 1.5 Restore database from an external HD

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by Andy.N, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    My server got a corrupted OS and the host install new OS on a new drive with the old data in an external drive mounted as /old_drive

    I have restored the files from the /old_drive

    I would need urgent need to restore the database from /old_drive to the existing new/empty database. I tried to copy the database files over but it does not create a database or tables.

    Many thanks
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You ideally need to create the new database instance then export and import the database using mysqldump.
  3. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Is there a way to export the database on the external drive which does not have any mysql instance running.
    All I have left is the data on the old drive.
  4. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    @eva2000 SAVED my day. He restored it without data loss very quickly. I've been using his centminmod software.
    Thanks a lot George.
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