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Where does Sequel Pro / MAMP store local databases?

Posted by: admin November 30, 2017 Leave a comment

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I had a few databases created on my computer via Sequel Pro & MAMP, and was running localhost to view them. However, I did a fresh install of Mac OS Lion, and I forgot to backup the databases to .sql files.

I do backup my files regularly, and have a copy of the computer pre-install. Does anyone know the path to the db files? Are they stored in a format that I could rebuild, so I could import into Sequel Pro?

Answers:

Brian W’s answer didn’t really help with me using MAMP Pro (v2.1.4), but luckily someone else did. Location for mine were:

/Library/Application Support/appsolute/MAMP PRO/db/mysql

They also said that they’ve moved it to Dropbox and then used a unix symlink for the original location (not a Mac OS X alias as they don’t work), that way it does get backed up as well.

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Okay, I figured it out. If you are using MAMP and localhost to create databases, you just need to go to MAMP > db > mysql folder and in there will be all your databases.

Hope that helps anyone who uses Sequel Pro / MAMP / Localhost!

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To carry over previous databases from Standard MAMP to MAMP PRO:

copy over
/Applications/MAMP/db/mysql/
into
/Library/Application Support/appsolute/MAMP PRO/db/mysql/

To carry over previous database users you need to copy over:
/Applications/MAMP/db/mysql/mysql/
into
/Library/Application Support/appsolute/MAMP PRO/db/mysql/mysql

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You can also find more informations about the MAMP Directories (including the db files, error logs, etc.) in the Sequel Pro Docs (MAMP, MAMP PRO, XAMPP, Zend, etc.):
https://sequelpro.com/docs/ref/mysql/mysql-files

That helped me quiet a lot.