MySQL recovery using ibdata and ib_logfile1.. files

I recently had my server out of order and I could only access to files (thanks to providential Linux-on-usb). I manage to backup my MySQL files (ibdata, ib_logfile1, ib_logfile2, and the tables *.frm files). No sql dump to be imported into a new MySQL installation.

I remembered a good tutorial on recovering database structure and data using my backups, but I couldn’t find anymore on the web.. I went step-by-step to recover my data: simply replacing the “data” directory inside the new installation setup will give you errors about InnoDB “sequence numbers” (and MySQL will suggest you to refer to “InnoDB force recovery feature“). Continue reading

Bootable Windows7 usb-key with Linux

I recently downloaded Windows7 Professional using the Academy software distribution service (it’s a collaboration between Microsoft and my university). I worked under Linux and I couldn’t make a boot-able DVD or USB-Key using the Windows 7 USB/DVD ISO tool (which I recently used and find out that it’s not working with usb-keys!!)

Even if reading some posts I couldn’t manage to get a working DVD/USB installation media; i followed the steps found here:

I finally get a USB media with Windows7 booting, without any “Missing operating system” or “missing NTLDR” error message. Here my stepsĀ  under Ubuntu 10.04 (nb: my USB key is /dev/SDB device) Continue reading

Drupal, TortoiseGIT and Putty configuration

Few weeks ago moved from CVS to GIT for source code repositories. Old CVS repository have been placed into a code-frezze status, no more updates and read-only access.

Reading Drupal messages and development mailing-list I found myself to be one of the few Drupal developers using Windows (and the nice set of Tortoise- GUI tools) for code development (please don’t be too hard on me: I’m too lazy busy right now to install and setup a Linux OS.. maybe I’ll reinstall my beloved Gentoo system?), but one of more users with issues on setting up TortoiseGIT and Drupal SSH keys.

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Drupal7 released

January 5th, 2011 was announced to be the D-Day.. and it is! :)

Dries Buytaert announced today the release of the new Drupal7 (you can download it here, or checkout the DRUPAL-7–1-0 branch from CVS repository). A lot of new features have been added (read the whole story here), such as SQLite support with the usage of PDO database abstraction layer.

I’m planning to port my blog to Drupal7 ASAP, if works and studies will leave me bunch of hours to do it! :)

I’ve already ported my Iconizer module to Drupal7, you’ll recognize the same icons from the Drupal6 release, so you’ll not be disoriented from the new (and more clean) administration interface! Give it a try! :)