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Re: Copying data and settings from old to new computer?

> I tried to do that on the old machine. Using a MySQL 32-bit *server*
> to run with the MySQLe data dir. Didn't work.
> > Maybe there is another command for dumping an MySQL embedded
> > database. Did you use a search engine to find something like that?
> I was unable to find anything relevant on the web. I'm using MySQL
> (if I can't use PostgreSQL) for software development and these are
> details even I am not familiar with, I would expect an ordinary user
> to have any idea of them.
> Michael

Shortly, I'd suggest to use a whole backup of your home directory it's 
faster and you don't lose any data. Later, you can start removing stuff 
here and there or cleanup your configuration. 

About the 32bit/64bit issue. From what I have read around (mainly here: 
http://lists.mysql.com/mysql/212521) you can migrate your MySQL db using 
"dumps" (I don't know what they are, but it seems feasible).


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