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Old 05-31-2004, 04:27 AM   #1
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Upgrading MySQL from Windows to Linux


I am going to upgrade my server from Windows to Linux. I have my MySQL databases on Windows and there are hundreds of them. Is there anyway that I can transfer the databse information from my windows server to linux?
 
Old 05-31-2004, 06:07 AM   #2
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Can you dump you're current database into files and then import them to Linux database? I think it should work that way.
 
Old 05-31-2004, 09:09 AM   #3
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Easier way to backup the MySQL DB's is to just tar/zip up the directory stucture they are stored in. Not sure where that is on Windows. On Linux it is usually /var/lib/mysql. All you have to do to move them over to Linux is just untar/unzip them in the previously mentioned spot and fix the permissions. No dumping necessary, though I would still do this for redundancy purposes.
 
  


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