restore table from .frm and .ibd file?
I have previously saved a copy of /var/lib/mysql/ddms directory ("ddms" is the schema name). Now I installed a new MySQL on a freshly installed Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS by running
apt-get install mysql-server, I believe version 5.1 was installed. After I copy the ddms directory under /var/lib/mysql, some of its tables work fine, these are the tables with an associated set of three files: a .frm file, a .MYD file and a .MYI file.
However, there are two tables with a different set of files: a .frm file and a .ibd file. These two tables didn't show up in the table list in phpMyAdmin. When I look at the error log, it says:
[ERROR] Cannot find or open table ddms/dictionary_item from the internal data dictionary of InnoDB though the .frm file for the table exists. Maybe you have deleted and recreated InnoDB data files but have forgotten to delete the corresponding .frm files of InnoDB tables, or you have moved .frm files to another database? or, the table contains indexes that this version of the engine doesn't support.
Please help with restoring these two tables. Thanks.
This quote from Apr 23, 12 by Rolando is still valid today. 'Just copying the .frm and .ibd files from one location to another is asking for trouble.' Use alternative such as mysqldump to get your old data into a form that can be loaded as planned years ago. Also known as a backup.
InnoDB tables cannot be copied the same way that MyISAM tables can.
Just copying the .frm and .ibd files from one location to another is asking for trouble. Copying the .frm and .ibd file of an InnoDB table is only good if and only if you can guarantee that the tablespace id of the .ibd file matches exactly with the tablespace id entry in the metdata of the ibdata1 file.
I wrote two posts in DBA StackExchange about this tablespace id concept
- Table compression in InnoDB? (under the heading 'Restoring Databases')
- How to Recover an InnoDB table whose files were moved around
Here is excellent link on how to reattach any .ibd file to ibdata1 in the event of mismatched tablespace ids : http://www.chriscalender.com/?tag=innodb-error-tablespace-id-in-file. After reading this, you should come to the immediate realization that copying .ibd files is just plain crazy.
You could apply the suggestions from the Chris Calendar link, or you could go back to the old installation of mysql, startup up mysql, and then mysqldump the
ddmsdatabase. Then, import that mysqldump into your new mysql instance. Trust me, this would be far easier.
So a single table might not be a good idea, but what about a whole database at the time? I had my user table crashing bad and I had to do a --initialize on mysqld. Can I copy the whole InoDB database folder from the data_backup folder ?
Rolando, just in case you can help me: https://serverfault.com/q/908988/224334
I recently experienced this same issue. Here are the steps I used to solve it without having to mess around with the tablespace id as RolandoMySQLDBA mentions above. I'm on a Mac and so I used MAMP in order to restore the Database to a point where I could export it in a MySQL dump.
You can read the full blog post about it here: http://www.quora.com/Jordan-Ryan/Web-Dev/How-to-Recover-innoDB-MySQL-files-using-MAMP-on-a-Mac
You must have:
-.FRM files from your mysql_database folder
-Fresh installation of MAMP / MAMP Pro that you are willing to destroy (if need be)
- SSH into your web server (dev, production, no difference) and browse to your mysql folder (mine was at /var/lib/mysql for a Plesk installation on Linux)
- Compress the mysql folder
- Download an archive of mysql folder which should contain all mySQL databases, whether MyISAM or innoDB (you can scp this file, or move this to a downloadable directory, if need be)
- Install MAMP (Mac, Apache, MySQL, PHP)
- Browse to /Applications/MAMP/db/mysql/
- Backup /Applications/MAMP/db/mysql to a zip archive (just in case)
Copy in all folders and files included in the archive of the mysql folder from the production server (mt Plesk environment in my case) EXCEPT DO NOT OVERWRITE:
And voila, you now should be able to access the databases from phpMyAdmin, what a relief!
But we're not done, you now need to perform a mysqldump in order to restore these files to your production environment, and the phpmyadmin interface times out for large databases. Follow the steps here:
Copied below for reference. Note that on a default MAMP installation, the password is "root".
How to run mysqldump for MAMP using Terminal
EXPORT DATABASE FROM MAMP
Step One: Open a new terminal window
Step Two: Navigate to the MAMP install by entering the following line in terminal cd /applications/MAMP/library/bin Hit the enter key
Step Three: Write the dump command ./mysqldump -u [USERNAME] -p [DATA_BASENAME] > [PATH_TO_FILE] Hit the enter key
./mysqldump -u root -p wp_database > /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/symposium10_wp/wp_db_onezero.sql
Quick tip: to navigate to a folder quickly you can drag the folder into the terminal window and it will write the location of the folder. It was a great day when someone showed me this.
Step Four: This line of text should appear after you hit enter Enter password: So guess what, type your password, keep in mind that the letters will not appear, but they are there Hit the enter key
Step Five: Check the location of where you stored your file, if it is there, SUCCESS Now you can import the database, which will be outlined next.
Now that you have an export of your mysql database you can import it on the production environment.
Still working as of 2018. This answer is gold. The important part to me is the #7, those are the files you absolutely got to keep (it's not mentioned anywhere else on similar solutions, thanks for that @jordan).
I have recovered my MySQL 5.5 *.ibd and *.frm files with using MySQL Utilites and MariaDB 10.
1) Generating Create SQLs.
You can get your create sql's from frm file. You must use : https://dev.mysql.com/doc/mysql-utilities/1.5/en/mysqlfrm.html
shell> mysqlfrm --server=root:[email protected]:3306 c:\MY\t1.frm --port=3310
Other way you may have your create sql's.
2) Create Your Tables
Create your tables on the database.
3) alter table xxx discard tablespace
Discard your tables which do you want to replace your *.ibd files.
4) Copy your *.ibd files (MySQL Or MariaDB) to MariaDB's data path
First i try to use MySQL 5.5 and 5.6 to restrore, but database crashes and immediately stops about tablespace id broken error. (ERROR 1030 (HY000): Got error -1 from storage engine)
After i have used MariaDB 10.1.8, and i have succesfully recovered my data.
5) alter table xxx import tablespace
When you run this statement, MariaDB warns about file but its not important than to recover your data :) Database still continues and you can see your data.
I hope this information will be helpful for you.
This worked for me. Although `mysqlfrm` (tried versions 1.3.5 and 1.6.5 with MySQLs 5.6 and 5.7) didn't give correct `CREATE` definition, even when using MySQL 5.7 (the default ROW_FORMAT changed in MySQL 5.7.9) resulting in `Schema mismatch (Expected FSP_SPACE_FLAGS=0x21, .ibd file contains 0x0.)` when importing the tablespace. Manually adding `ROW_FORMAT=compact` at the end of the `CREATE` statement did the trick.
I've had the exact same problem only having the files as backup.
What i did to solve it was to copy the database files into /var/lib/mysql/yourdb and the ibdata1 which is placed in /var/lib/mysql.
I was then able to verify that i could access the tables mysql -u root -p dbname and the querying some of the tables that were previous corrupted.
I made a dump of the database afterward with mysqldump -u root -p[root_password] [database_name] > dumpfilename.sql
If you're able to restore the the *.ibd file to the original MySQL server, don't forget to restore the file access rights too. In my case (MySQL8 on CentOS7), I restored file to /var/lib/mysql/db/tablename.ibd and run:
chown mysql tablename.ibd chgrp mysql tablename.ibd chmod 0640 tablename.ibd
Before fixing access rights, accessing the table resulted in error "2006 MySQL server has gone away". After fixing access rights, the table worked (even without restart of mysqld service).
I've collected posts from the similar topics (Whose answers weren't posted here):
solution 1: https://dba.stackexchange.com/a/59978
solution 2: https://dba.stackexchange.com/a/71785 (+ other post there)
solution 3: recovery kit for tables: https://twindb.com/how-to-recover-innodb-dictionary/
solution 5: using
solution 6: https://dba.stackexchange.com/a/159001
solution 7: https://dba.stackexchange.com/a/144573
Because all the links are from our own site, they aren't likely to disappear, so I'm okay with this @mustaccio
This doesn't seem to add much value, given most of these also appear in the "Related" list few pixels to the right.
@jcolebrand thanks for being light-minded. many people cant see the usefulness even of such "non-direct" answers. They can only detect the breakout of rules.
No but you must understand he's right. You didn't add any value. I was responding with a rules-judgement, not condoning your answer. It's actually a pretty bad answer.
I just want to add one more thing for macos El Capitan users. MySQL utilities is not supported for this version, so mysqlfrm command is not helpful. What I did is recovering my table structures with dbsake as shown in this link: https://www.percona.com/blog/2015/12/16/recovering-table-structure-from-frm-files-using-dbsake/
All you need to do is install dbsake:
# curl -s http://get.dbsake.net > dbsake # chmod u+x dbsake
then use frmdump command and provide path to your .frm file:
# ./dbsake frmdump /var/lib/mysql/sakila/staff.frm
you will get the create statement. Once I've done this, I simply followed the steps 2 to 5 already mentioned by @Ecd. Hope it helps someone.
I really appreciate Ecd. What worked for me:
1.- I had a backup of the base a few months ago this helped me to lift this backup in xampp in Windows 10 and create the tables to have the structure (configuration: Windows 10, xampp-windows-x64-7.1.30-5-VC14) mysql my.ini configuration file at the end
NOTE: Some tables did not have ROW_FORMAT = COMPACT, so I went to operations on each table and changed it manually. (If I did not do that, an error appeared and I did not let the import). NOTE2: I had the backup of months ago but it should also work by first recovering the structure of the .frm files in case of not having a backup at hand. (You can try this link: https://www.percona.com/blog/2014/01/02/recover-table-structure-frm-files-mysql- utilities/)
2.- Having the old database up, I proceeded to execute alter table xxx discard tablespace for each table in the database that I wanted to recover, then the .ibd files of the data folder in C: / xampp / mysql / data / system had been deleted (in this case it is this path)
3.- I proceeded to copy the .ibd files from the database I wanted to recover to the xampp folder of the old database
4.- Having the files copied, run: alter table xxx import tablespace For each table in the database, a warning will appear but we will ignore it, the data will be loaded in the table and can be exported later.
5.- Export the entire database into an sql file and proceed to build it in production and success!
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I hope it helps someone who has this situation, regards.
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try running this with mysql utilities
mysqlfrm --diagnostic /Users//data/tbl_user.frm