Trying to upgrade my JSS 9.98 to 9.100 and want to backup the database first. However, I can't seem to locate the database in order to backit up using the JSS Database Utility. I've looked in the database.xml as other's have suggested but there is no database path listed there. I'm running MySQL Server 5.7.
@sedwards why do you need the physical path of the database? The JSS database utility talks to the database over the network and dumps the data to a file. The only place where you should ever be asked to select a file path in the Database Utility is where to save the compressed database dump file.
The only information it needs for the database itself is the IP address and login credentials to the MySQL database itself. You should never be touching the actual raw database files.