How to backup from failed server

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Pembrae
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How to backup from failed server

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Can anyone advise if it is possible to take a backup of ZoneMinder from a server that is preventing ZoneMinder from working but Linux itself appears to be working OK.

My server failed to restart after a power outage. Although I eventually got the server and Linux working OK it is still displaying errors which appear to be disk related and ZoneMinder will not start. Looks like a new disk and a rebuild but before I start down that path I was wondering if it is possible to take some files of the existing build, since I can navigate around the file structure. I was hoping to be able to take a copy of the configuration to avoid having to go through the setup process again and ideally the event history .

Thanks.
dougmccrary
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Re: How to backup from failed server

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I suggest you try to get the whole ZMdb, as well as just the Monitors table.
Possibly the other tables are bad, but if the Monitors is OK you're ahead.
Pembrae
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Re: How to backup from failed server

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Thank you for your reply. Please could you advise how I take a copy of the ZMdb and the Monitors table. Is it a case of copying files or is there a command or utility I need to use?
dougmccrary
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Re: How to backup from failed server

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command line mysql
How-to is in the docs, or you can find it with search.
Magic919
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Re: How to backup from failed server

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Have a go at Mysqldump but I’d also copy the Mysql files over as a fallback option.
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