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Dump with special characters in table column name

I'm taking over an old database, and while doing recovery tests from my dump I found out a table is wrongly backed up, the table definition is truncated. Looking at the live db I've found a column ...
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Best upgrade path for MySql 4.1 to 5.5?

Background Our production environment runs on a system that nobody wanted to update for a long period of time. With a new sherrif in town, we're going to update it. Production is MySql 4.1 with ...
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Upgrade from mysql 4.1 to mysql 5.5

I was going through upgrade process of mysql server. It is mentioned that to upgrade from 4.1 to 5.5 we need to upgrade step by step like first to 5.0,5.1 ...5.4 and then 5.5. I have some questions : ...
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How can we check for data integrity when we upgrade from MySQL 4.1 to MySQL 5.5?

By data integrity, I mean: Schema integrity Data (record level) integrity Checksum was an option, but since the storage format for some data types in MySQL 5.5 has been changed, it won't be ...