I've had a server that is not booting up, it had mysql 5.5.24. I was able to copy the whole
I will be temporarily using an older backup server that has mysql 5.1.36 and cannot be upgraded due to NET framework issues.
I was wondering if I could just overwrite the
/data directory to have the database running?
I ask this because I usually use
mysqldump to backup and restore, which as I understand backups by generating sql instructions and rebuilds the database by running such queries.
To me it seems logical to just replace the raw data and have the database working as expected. But I'm worried something might break considering im going back to an older version. Which could teoretically be unable to interpret a newly implemented way to store the raw data.
Update: The database seems to be running fine with the overwritten raw data. If anyone knows of a possible problem please let me know.