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How to transfer database data from MAMP to MAMP PRO

  1. Stop all servers and close MAMP and MAMP PRO.
  2. Switch to the Finder, press cmd-shift-G (or select “Go to Folder”) and type or paste /Library/Application Support/appsolute/MAMP PRO/db/ and click “Open”.
  3. Append _bak to any folder starting with mysql.
  4. Open MAMP PRO and launch the servers.

Upon server launch MAMP PRO (re)-copies the MAMP database data to the MAMP PRO location whenever it does not detect a suitable database folder in /Library/Application Support/appsolute/MAMP PRO/db/.