Is it possible to restore a MySQL database from the physical database files. I have a directory that has the following file types:
but for about 20 more tables.
I usually use mysqldump or a similar tool to get everything in 1 SQL file so what is the way to deal with these types of files?
A MySQL MyISAM table is the combination of three files:
You should be able to restore by copying them in your database folder (In linux, the default location is
You should do it while the server is not running.