Recovering Mysql database from A Failed RAID disk

It is always a good idea  to backup mysql database on a production server at regular intervals. Read my post how to  auto schedule a mysql database-backup on windows or linux.

If you are using a RAID 0 drive for mysql and the disk failed to boot  what will you do ?  If you have mysqlbackup It is easy to reinstal mysql and restore database from backup .   But what if you dont have any backup  .. ?

Yeah it happend to me ! . I have used  all the data recovery softwares i found on internet to get the databack . succeeded   Only with TESTDISK and GetMydataback .

As soon as i noticed that my server is no more bootable due to RAID fail , I requetsed datacenter support team to  keep the prsent RAID drive  as secondary driver and add another harddisk   and install OS on it .

I booted off serevr with newly installed OS but i can see the Failed RAID parition  not mounted as it is showing  RAW file system in  diskmanagemnet.


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I used TestDisk and tried to copy mysql InnoDB  file  idbdata1  from failed drive which is around 46 GB  , but Test disk is copying the file in a kind of loop .  Once The file being written completely it starts overwriting it again and again .



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