Copying a MySQL database FAST

Kimball Larsen kimball at
Tue Aug 5 22:50:22 MDT 2008

On Aug 5, 2008, at 8:46 PM, Dave Smith wrote:

> Jeff Schroeder wrote:
>> Dave asked:
>>> I need to copy a MySQL database fast.
>> If the servers (source and destination) are on the same LAN, you  
>> might consider using rsync.
> I'm actually copying the contents of one database to another on the  
> *same* MySQL server, so rsync is not an option. Doubly so because  
> the tables are all InnoDB so the two DB's share data in a common  
> directory.

Would it be possible to set up 2 instances of mysql on the machine?   
Each gets its own data dir, and copying from one db to another could  
still use rsync to localhost.

Just a thought.

Good luck.

-- Kimball

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