I see what he's saying he's updated, but its failed and that he doesnt want to lose the posts when he re-installs..now correct me if im wrong someone but isn't there a topic about database backup somewhere?
That is a problem with the MySQL Db itself, not phpBB. But yes try updating phpBB first. If that fails:
Login to phpMyAdmin, then go to phpbb_posts, then go to its structure and check to see if post_text is set to mediumtext. If not, make sure it is set to mediumtext, and the collation set to utf8_bin
Support Request Template What version of phpBB are you using? phpBB 3.0.5 What is your board's URL? http://www.cobraclan-et.com/forums Who do you host your board with? 1&1 How did you install your board? I used the download package from phpBB.com Is your board a fresh install or a conversion? Fresh...