I have a working 1.7.3 XAMPP configuration on my os X 1.9.1. In that configuration I have a working drupal site installed in XAMPP/htdocs/mySite. My drupal database for that site lives in XAMPP/xampfiles/var/mysql/myDrupalDatabase. I would like to upgrade to Xampp 1.8.3 what is the proper way to move my site over to the new xampp 1.8.3?
I have tried to simply copy myDrupalDatabase to the new XAMPP/xampfiles/var with no luck. I have also started the new install process while leaving the old XAMPP (1.7.3) folder in place. Both approaches result in an error like this:
PDOException: SQLSTATE[HY000]  Access denied for user 'old173user'@'localhost' (using password: YES) in lock_may_be_available() (line 167 of /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/htdocs/mySite/includes/lock.inc).
Basically it seems like the new Xampp uses a newly created msSql database and does not use the drupal one even though it is copied into the var directory.
Any hint on how to properly migrate my drupal install would be appreciated.