Restore MySQL Database from FileSystem Backup

Always backup your  MySQL database with mysqldump but if you didn’t you can restore it from file system.

If your backup include the /var/lib/mysql directory, if so then you should be able to restore the database. Each database is contained in a separate subdirectory off /var/lib/mysql, so look for one named with the name of your database (WordPress or any other). To restore it, shutdown the mysql server first

sudo /etc/init.d/mysql stop

Copy the backup-ed directory into the same location on your new server, then restart mysql server

sudo /etc/init.d/mysql start

Note:- that its much better to take actual database dumps using the mysqldump command than to rely on this method. so for the future, you should schedule something like this:

mysqldump -h host -u user -ppassword --databases database1 database2 > myfile.dump


Unable to obtain settings for Remote Agent Publishing from the registry” occurs after launching the Backup Exec Remote Agent Utility and clicking on the Publishing Tab

Grant Full Control Permissions for the Administrators, System Account and Backup Operators Group to the following registry key on the remote machine.

 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Symantec\Backup Exec For Windows
Launch the Backup Exec Remote Agent Utility and click on the Publishing Tab.  If the same error appears, uninstall the Remote Agent, reboot, and reinstall the latest or same version of the remote agent that is installed on the media server.

How to Backup and Save your Skype Contacts

If you have got a lot of friends on Skype you should think about the proper way to protect (read backup) such contacts in the most suitable way, in order to be prepared in case something “bad” happen to your computer (crash beyond recovery) or to your Skype application (sudden failure). So, let’s see how to save your Skype contacts in a couple of clicks!
1.Run Skype.
2.Click Contacts.
3.Click Advanced.
4.Click Backup Contacts to File.
5.Click the Save button to save your contact as a handy VCF file!