XAMPP mySQL Error establishing a database connection

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XAMPP mySQL Error establishing a database connection

Postby Trevose » 22. June 2015 00:26

I used the windows restore point to restore my c:drive to how it was a couple of days ago and now get a " Error establishing a database connection" when using the localhost/xxx.com command to open my local wordpress site

When I go to the C:\xampp\mysql\data\xxx folder there are many wp***.ibd files which I suspect contains my wordpress data

However when I use the xampp control panel and go to mysql/admin the database is empty.

Is there any hope that I can restore the database or will I have to rebuild my site from scratch (panic ..)
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Re: XAMPP mySQL Error establishing a database connection

Postby mark.mcdonald » 22. June 2015 15:01

Do you have phpmyadmin? is it completely blank (not even basic databases that come with xampp like cdcol, test)? Are you sure mysql service is started properly?
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Re: XAMPP mySQL Error establishing a database connection

Postby Trevose » 22. June 2015 16:54

Yes I do have phpmyadmin
both Apache and mySQL have been started
I can see both cdcol and test
and also a director for my wordpress database "xxx"
but, when I click on "xxx" i see the message "no tables in database"

As I noted above there are several wp***.ibd files in the C:\xampp\mysql\data\xxx directory. Some are quite large so I assume they contain the wp data . I hope there is a way of recovery the data ...

Thank you for any help you can provide


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Re: XAMPP mySQL Error establishing a database connection

Postby mark.mcdonald » 22. June 2015 17:48

Here are a couple links that I found that may help (people with similar issues with different solutions). I would highly recommend starting to do backups as this is why they are important in case the hard drive crashes/stops working properly.

http://dba.stackexchange.com/questions/ ... a-ibd-file

https://wordpress.org/support/topic/how ... fter-crash
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