Backup /var/lib/mysql are good idea?
Hello. I have MySQL server, where in databases are many polish letters, and sometimes when we must move database, or repair it from backup polish letters lost.
So my question it's: backup MySQL by tar /var/lib/mysql are good idea? When i must rebuild databases i wont' lost polish letters? I know that when i load backup MySQL versions must be the same.
Sorry for my english.
Last edited by bigmen; 04-09-2010 at 01:31 PM.