Kelly F. Hickel kfh at mqsoftware.com
Mon Aug 9 21:33:11 EDT 2004

How did you do your backup? If you used the mysql HotCopy, you're in
luck.  Both because the restore is easy, and I happened to do it last
week.  With hotcopy, it makes exact copies of the databases, so all you
have to do is take mysql down, copy the "rt3" directory from your
hotcopy (or whatever your database name was) to wherever your mysql data
directory is (like /var/lib/mysql/rt3), and bring mysql back up...


-----Original Message-----
From: rt-users-bounces at lists.bestpractical.com
[mailto:rt-users-bounces at lists.bestpractical.com] On Behalf Of Aubrey
Sent: Monday, August 09, 2004 8:08 PM
Cc: rt-users at lists.bestpractical.com
Subject: [rt-users] UGLY EMERGENCY

We have been happily running an instance of RT2 (and rt1 before that)
at Global Crossing for several years and, this morning, we had a 
catastrophic event happen.. every admin's worst nightmare.  After having

one of two mirrored drives fail, I got right on my new machine to
to rt3 instead of replacing the drive (we're a poor company nowadays).  
Well, this am, after a power hit which took out our ac, the temperatures

rose in our data center (110 degrees +) and my last drive failed.  Now,
have nothing but a backup of the rt2 database from /usr/local/mysql. 

Has anyone had any experience with this?  I need to get my old data from

there (and /opt, which was backed up, too), but I'm not sure if anyone
a nice script that can just magically import my old stuff from that into

mysql again, but in rt3 format.


Aubrey King
Global Crossing, Ltd.
IP Systems Engineering
Systems Administrator

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