[CentOS] Mysql databases from old system?

Fri Nov 15 12:18:19 UTC 2013
Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net>

Last week I had a hard disk failure on my CentOS server.
I managed to re-install CentOS on a new disk.
I have the old mysql databases from /var/lib/mysql .
Can I just move them to my new disk?

Any help or suggestions gratefully received.

Timothy Murphy  
e-mail: gayleard /at/ eircom.net
School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland