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Attempting to restore db from crashed HD
Posted by: David Hanna
Date: December 23, 2017 11:14AM

I had a word press database in MySQL 5.5 stored on a Windows server 2008. The disk crashed, and I don't have a dump of the database.

What I do have is a CrashPlan backup of the whole disk.

I have restored the MySQL Server 5.5/data directory from CrashPlan to a temp directory on my new Windows Server 2016 machine (with MySQL 5.7). I have copied the individual database directory (lets call it wp_db) to the MySQL Server 5.7/data directory, but I'm having trouble hooking it up.

What I have found is that wp_db shows up in the list from SHOW DATABASES. I can USE wp_db and I can then SHOW TABLES.

However, except for one table (wp_posts), trying to access any of the tables results in an error saying the table doesn't exist. CHECK TABLE shows the same error.

I have created a user with the same name and password as was used to access the wp_db on the original machine, and granted that user allprivileges on wp_db.*. Even when running MySql under that user name, I still get the same results.

I don't know what else to try.

Can someone give me suggestions?


Thanks in advance.

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