Bug #35402 mysqlhotcopy fails to copy database - Can't find fild: './db_name/table_name.frm
Submitted: 18 Mar 2008 15:19 Modified: 18 Mar 2008 23:17
Reporter: Loki Tek Email Updates:
Status: Can't repeat Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Websites: bugs.mysql.com Severity:S2 (Serious)
Version: OS:Linux (
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: can't find file, error, mysqlhotcopy

[18 Mar 2008 15:19] Loki Tek
Seems I keep getting the same error, even if I add the split of MySQL tables through regex.

DBD::mysql::db do failed: Can't find file: './db_name/table_name.frm' (errno: 13) at /usr/bin/mysqlhotcopy line 467.

ls -la ./db_name/table_name.frm
-rw-r----- 1 root root 8888 2008-03-14 17:09 ./db_name/table_name.frm

How to repeat:
mysqlhotcopy -u root db_name /root/backup_mysql/ --allowold --regexp='^[a-m].+'.'.+'


mysqlhotcopy -u root db_name /root/backup_mysql/ --allowold

Suggested fix:
allow the 
dbh->do to actually 'find' the tables/files in question?
[18 Mar 2008 16:56] MySQL Verification Team
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Notice error 13 means: 

[miguel@mira dbs]$ 5.1/bin/perror 13
OS error code  13:  Permission denied
[18 Mar 2008 23:12] Loki Tek
Miguel I'm not sure what's missing - Could you tell me what you're looking for specifically?
The following is done, while mysql is running:
cd /var/lib/mysql
mysqlhotcopy -u root db_name /root/backup/

The above command should copy the sql files to the folder /root/backup/ - instead it fails to do so, while outputting the error specified above.
[18 Mar 2008 23:17] Loki Tek
How do i change the status? The only options available to me are can't repeat and close?