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Posted by: Cory Pierce
Date: January 11, 2005 08:51AM

Having some problems getting a good database dump.

We are currently trying to migrate an old MySQL server ( version 3.23.31 debug ) to a new server ( version 4.1.8 NT ). I am 'very' new to MySQL and hence not familiar with Database backup or maintience. From what I understand because the existing Server is running at 3.23.31 I do not have any options for mysqlcheck or mysqlhotcopy. Therefore I "believe" that I am stuck with mysqldump and myisamchk for doing maintience and backups. The following is what I have tried so far to no avail.

- Have tried doing individual dumps of the database's ( 4 total ), one dumps fine and can be restored to another server and functions fine. The other three just hang when I try to dump them ( will sit there for hours on end if I let them ), if I Cntl C out I get no error message ( at the command prompt ) and the dump actually creates a file with some size but I am unable to restore the dump to my new server ( just hang in the middle of the restore ).

- If I try to do a myisamchk on "database 1.ism" then I get a error "myisamchk: error: 'database 1.ism' doesn't have a correct index definition. You need to recreate it before you can do a repair.

From what I understand to recreate the index I have to use something like the repair table command ( or mysqlcheck, which is not an option ). Is there a query tool for version 3.23.31? I have found the one that is for version 4 and up but, when you try to connect to 3.23.31 is says that using this might result in unexpected behaviour.


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