I'm using ubuntu 13.04 in a 32 bit machine. I have Windows 8 installed also. I have set up lampp in my ubuntu OS. Now I want to use mysql databases of Windows in ubuntus lampp. I have searched a lot online, but couldn't find any suitable solution. Can anyone help please?


Use mysqldump.exe to dump the database contents under Windows into a .sql file. You can then either load it in under Ubuntu by using the mysql tool, or you can load it into a separate system so that it is accessible under both Ubuntu and Windows.

  • Ss there any way to use same databases? Because I will be using both OS's (windows and ubuntu), so it will be tough to dump databases and import again and again. – rafi Jul 6 '13 at 5:43
  • Move the databases to a separate system. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Jul 6 '13 at 5:48
  • Can you tell me how? I am using htdocs folder from windows in ubuntu, it is possible. Like that, is it possible to use same mysql databases to use both in ubuntu and windows? – rafi Jul 6 '13 at 5:54
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    You should not attempt to share the raw MySQL data files between systems. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Jul 6 '13 at 5:55
  • Oh, I understand now... – rafi Jul 6 '13 at 5:57

I don't know how by heart how to do it, but I know that you can configure MySQL to allow remote connections. By this, you can have your Windows machine run the MySQL server and connect from the virtual Ubuntu over network.


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