This is a real nightmare. A Mac crashed, the hard disk could
be saved. Right now it can't be booted. That hard disk contained
the wiki of our department.
I don't know precisely the version of the OS (most likely Mac X
10.4), nor the version of mysql (most likely 5.3.x) and to make
things worse I did not generate a dump of the mysql data base.
I have however "access" to the database in the sense that I have
a copy of the files /var/lib/mysql/maqwiki
(maqwiki is the name of the database)
I followed the advice offered in the mysql mailing list
service mysql stop
rm -rf *
tar zxvf maqwiki.tar
rm -rf ib_logfile*
chown -R mysql.mysql
service mysql start
However after having installed the mediawiki software (I
stick for the moment to 1.9.3) and trying to connect to the
database I only see empty pages.
- Could it be that the database was damaged when the hard
As a matter of fact when I have a look into the
directory most of the files are very small in size with the
exception of searchindex.MYD and searchindex.MYI. I
have no idea whether this is "normal".
- I did not do the recover process correctly. Is there
any "hardcore" mysql command I could use to check the
- the connection between the mediawiki conf and the
data base is broken. How can I check?
Any help is very much appreciated.