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MySQL Service Will Not Start / Windows Server 2012
Posted by: Dennis St. John
Date: August 25, 2020 08:31AM

Preface: I am a Microsoft SQL DBA. I know just enough about MySQL to get by. That said, I have been called in to repair a MySQL installation.

Main Problem: MySQL service fails to start.

However, I can get the mysql engine fired up, no problem, but only through the --console via the command line. I can also access the installation via MySQL Workbench. However, no Schemas are present.

All of the database files that used to be connected in this installation reside at C:\ProgramData\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.6\data. However, when mysql is fired up via the console, it seems to want to use this folder C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.6\data as it's data folder. Even if I change the reference to the data directory in the my.ini file, it only uses C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.6\data. I found this out by creating a test schema (database) called "testing123", which I was easily able to create with mysql up and running and seeing where the folder landed in the file system.

There are a handful of databases that were previously up and running in C:\ProgramData\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.6\data. All data files are in tact. How can I restore these files?

Thanks in advance for any help!

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