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MySQL database recovery

Posted by Tracy King to Data Recovery Solution 2016-08-08

Summary

Free MySQL database recovery software from EaseUS to recover MySQL database files from deletion, careless format, lost partition, system crash on PC and servers. Freeware to recover FRM, MYD, MYI files.

What is MySQL database?

A database is a structured collection of data. It may be anything from a simple shopping list to a picture gallery or the vast amounts of information in a corporate network. To add, access, and process data stored in a computer database, you need a database management system such as MySQL Server. Since computers are very good at handling large amounts of data, database management systems play a central role in computing, as standalone utilities, or as parts of other applications.

MySQL is a relational database management system (RDBMS) based on SQL (Structured Query Language). First released in January, 1998, MySQL is now one component of parent company MySQL AB's product line of database servers and development tools. It is used in a wide range of applications, including data warehousing, e-commerce, Web databases, logging applications and distributed applications. Now, it become the world's most popular open source database because of its fast performance, high reliability, ease of use, and dramatic cost savings.

How to do MySQL database recovery?

MySQL database files usually ends with an extension of FRM, MYD, MYI. The *.frm files contain the table definitions. The *.myi files are MyISAM index files. The *.myd files contain the table data. Similar to other types of data, you may lose your MySQL files by accident, such as delete, careless format, lost or missing partitions, system crash and virus infection. How would you do when the MySQL files are lost and there is no backup? Even when you take every precaution to avoid it, the day may still come when you have to face it. MySQL database recovery is usually the first place people turn to solve their issues. Usually, a data recovery software will be the best choice.

I recommend EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to do MySQL database recovery. It can easily recover deleted files of MySQL database, formatted MySQL database file, etc. Even if your hard disk partition was lost, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard still recovers the MySQL database file from it.

MySQL database recovery tutorial

Step 1. Launch EaseUS data recovery software, select the  MySQL database hard drive and click "Scan" to search for all the lost and existing files.

Free database files recovery - select to scan the specific disk

Step 2. A quick scan will start first. After it completed, a deep scan will automatically launch in order to find more files.

Free database files recovery - run quick scan and deep scan

Step 3. After scan, preview all the listed recoverable files (only Word documents, text, photos and emails are supported) and choose those you want. Finally, click "Recover" button to retrieve them back. Here, you'd better save all the recovered files on a different drive or device in case of data recovery failure.

Recover data with a free database files recovery

Besides MySQL database recovery, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard also supports to recover word files, excel files, photo images, etc.