I develop locally on a Mac, and my computer completely died yesterday. The hard drive is gone, apparently not recoverable.
I have a current backup on Time Machine.
So my question is:
How exactly do I restore that backup? Is there a physical location of the databases that I can restore? Where would that be?
I don't use MySQL from the command line much, but I am familiar with the console and such.
As I understand it, Time Machine full backups are only intended to go onto the machine that died, but I need the MySQL backups before I'll have time get tend to my other computer, so I am looking for a way to get the databases restored on my laptop when the original MySQL files are on an external hard drive plugged into my laptop.