I create a database each year from the previous year, back up and then clean up the tables. So I have databases for the past 3 years.
This year I did not do a backup and accidentally dropped the database of 2011. The schema is always the same for all the databases, but of course the entries are different for each year.
After dropping the database of 2011, the folder no longer exists in C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.0\data, but I see
ibdata1 files under the above path. Is there any way I can restore the dropped database?
There was no backup done for 2011 and I do not know what is binary logging.