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MySQL database recovery

Updated on Oct 18, 2018 by Tracy King to Data Recovery Solution

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 a 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 becomes the world's most popular open source database because of its fast performance, high reliability, ease of use, and dramatic cost savings.

What MySQL database recovery software you can trust

MySQL database files usually end 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 due to accidental deletion, careless formatting, partitions loss, system crash, and virus infection. Even when you take every precaution to avoid it, the day may still come when you have to face it. 

Then, how would you do to recover MySQL database when the problem occurs but you have no backup? Actually, MySQL database recovery is usually the first place people turn to solve their issues. Here, our advice is to try data recovery software

And we recommend EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. It can deal with various data loss situations, for example, recover deleted files from MySQL database, recover formatted files from MySQL database file, etc. Even if your hard disk partition was lost, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can still find and recover the MySQL database file from it.

How to use EaseUS MySQL database recovery software to recover data

Step 1. Select a location to start finding data

Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, please select a location where you lose your data and start to scan, like Desktop, Libraries, hard drive, external storage devices or lost partitions.

select the device

Step 2. Scan your partition

Click the "Scan" button and the software begins to scan your partition to find as much lost data as possible.

the software will scan the drive to find all of your data

Tips for finding wanted data

  • Extra Files: find files that lost names or paths
  • Filter: a quick way to your wanted files
  • Search: e.g. file name/file extension

Step 3. Preview and recover lost files

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard allows you to preview specific recoverable files. After the preview or file filtering, you can target the tracked files and press the "Recover" button to get everything you want back. 

recover wanted data from your devices

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