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Shameful backup practices lead to this question
Posted by: A M
Date: February 14, 2008 09:34PM

Due to a very poor backup / planning process and an unfortunate file overwrite that I'm responsible for, I'm left with every part of the InnoDB tables I need to restore _except_ the ibdata0 file. I have all of the table definitions stored as .frm files as well as the ib_logfile0 and ib_logfile1 transaction log files.

Is there any way at all that I can recreate the ibdata0 file in even a semi-usable form using the transaction logs? I see plenty of good data in text form in those log files using a hex editor, but I have no idea how I can transfer that data into something usable so that I can get it into a database.

Does anyone have any ideas or any general direction I can look in? I've been looking for info for quite some time, and I've come up with absolutely nothing. I'm willing to do a lot of work to get this data, so if anyone has even the slightest idea, I'd really love to hear it. Thanks.

Shamefully,
Anon

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