Need help moving MySQL to new computer

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by zayde, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. zayde

    zayde New Member

    I need help reinstalling my MySQL database from a previous Windows XP computer that crashed, to a new one running Windows 7.
    I was able to recover all the files from the old C: drive, and I would like advice on how to set up a reinstall of MySQL, and where to put the old files.

    The original version of MySQL was 5.1, which is not current. Is it safe to proceed with 5.5 ?
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    To move the databases, you could create SQL dumps with phpMyAdmin and also restore them with phpMyAdmin on the new MySQL server.
  3. dalitso

    dalitso New Member

    Was this Mysql a stand alone installation, or perhaps bundled with WAMP or XAMMP?
  4. zayde

    zayde New Member

    Help reinstalling MySQL database to new computer

    I was able to get a successful reinstallation.

    I did a clean install using the Windows installer, then replaced the new ibdata1 file with the one that I had recovered from the crashed computer. I didn't expect that to work so cleanly.

    Thanks to everyone who offered assistance.

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