Posts about MySQL, the open source database server.

Fixing a Broken MySQL Windows Service

MySQL is an open source database system used by many of today’s popular products including WordPress, Facebook, and Google.  This post outlines how to fix a broken (refuses to start, stuck starting) MySQL Windows Service: Kill the MySQL process Launch Task Manager Under Processes, right click on the MySql process and...

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Backing up a MySQL Database

Shows how to backup a MySQL database from the command line. WARNING: Restoring from this backup will cause any existing database with the given name to be deleted prior to the restore.