Continuing a question started at StackOverflow - this was more of an administrative question.
I made a silly mistake of upgrading Leopard a tad too soon.
I thought I dumped my mysql files but the last backup is about a month old.
Now I upgraded the computer to Snow Leopard, and trying to run the old mysql server wasn't happening. So I read you must reinstall mysql with a newer version which I did and it ran just fine and starts up just fine.
However - it seems it setup a new install, but since the older version cannot run on this platform - how can I dump the old data?
update: A user has helped me get to the data file and try and copy the folders inside there. I've done this with a few folders, and the items show up when i launch mysql, but its having permission errors (13) when I try to select a table.
Can't read dir of './compass/' (errno: 13)
Anything I try isn't working. Hopefully someone here can help. Thanks Rich