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how to fix datetime format when recovering!?
Posted by: d a
Date: June 13, 2008 12:55PM

I used to be running a database on a server than ran on Darwin (unix like from Apple/Mac) and mysql version 4.0.14; the server has crashed and is therefore not usable but I was able to get hold of the mysql data files. I have copied them over under the data folder in a new mysql installation version 5.0.27 through easyphp on local Windows XP machine and luckily everything has worked fine and I have access to all databases, tables and data; the only strange thing is that the fields that were of type datetime do not show up properly. for instance "2007-03-21 12:35:51" shows up as "?/,(-*--)'' 95:86:56"

does anyone know what the reason is and how it may be fixed !!?

Thanks in advance.


p.s. here is the show create table on the new installation:

CREATE TABLE `video_comments` (\n `comment_id` int(10) NOT NULL auto_increment,\n `clipId` int(9) NOT NULL default '0',\n `comment` text NOT NULL,\n `userId` int(9) NOT NULL default '0',\n `date_posted` datetime NOT NULL default '0000-00-00 00:00:00',\n PRIMARY KEY (`comment_id`)\n) ENGINE=MyISAM AUTO_INCREMENT=563 DEFAULT CHARSET=latin1

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