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So You Just Deleted Your Production Database - What Now

Jun 16, 2011, 15:03 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jon Buys)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"It doesn’t matter how it happened, it doesn’t matter why, blame can (and probably will) be placed later. What matters now is that your production MySQL database was just deleted from the filesystem while the MySQL daemon was running. The good news is that the server, somehow, is still running fine, and the system is still up. The bad news is that the directory where MySQL stores the database is now empty.

"Take a deep breath, you are running Linux, here is what to do:"

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