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Ubuntu 16.04, Accidentally installed mariadb-server on top of mysql-server



Guys, I did a bad one.  I only had one server remaining that still had mysql installed and thinking I was logged into my laptop's console, I executed apt-get install mariadb-server.

I wasn't on my laptop.  I was logged into a virtual hosting server and knocked eight sites offline including my wiki of all my HOWTO documents ironically, describing how to install mariadb-server on various platforms.

I didn't notice anything was amiss until I saw a comment that it was uninstalling mysql (which I knew wasn't on my laptop)

I was able to log in using my old root password, but all my databases were gone.

Is there any hope for recovering the databases as they were earlier today?


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