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Howto create a binary MySQL backup

January 30, 2007


1. mysql database files are stored in /var/lib/mysql/
2. just copy to and fro, while the mysql server is not busy
3. if moving database files from one server or disk to another, just
create the database first, (an empty one) with the same name and user
permissions, and then copy the database files from step 1.

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