I have a very odd situation going on here. I had a linux box running ubuntu 8.10 and MySQL server with a Wordpress installation on it hosting an internal blog for our company. The machine that this was running on has crapped out, but I was able to put the drive into an enclosure and gain access to the files and recover the MySQL data folder. We are mostly a Windows company and I have very limited linux experience. Before this machine crashed we were experimenting with moving this blog to a Windows Virtual Machine running PHP for IIS; and we have an older copy of the Wordpress database up and running on MySQL 5.1. I am currently trying to retrieve the latest data from the linux MySQL data folder and import it into the current database but I am having problems.
Problems so far: 1) I do not know what version of MySQL was installed on the linux box 2) I see ib_logfile0, ib_logfile1, and ibdata1 on the linux MySQL data folder, but am not sure if it was truly running InnoDB or not as I also have .frm, .myd, and .myi files in the wordpress folder
If I can figure out the version of the linux box MySQL I might be able to create a virtual machine to run linux and MySQL so I can copy the data folder and then do an export dump; unless someone else knows of an easier way to get the data into my current database.
Any help or guidance on this issue would be greatly appreciated.