Cannot restore backup file - "No File Was Uploaded"

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Cannot restore backup file - "No File Was Uploaded"

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I was hacked over the weekend. I deleted all of the existing PHPbb files and reinstalled (new mySQL, too). The install went fine but when I try to restore from my backup file (from 2 days prior to the hacking - lucky me), I get a message ""No File Was Uploaded".

I tried several times with the same results.

Just for fun I tried an older backup that I had used to restore after another problem. That time it had worked fine. Now it will not restore at all - same error. Same message when I tried a few other backups.

This was all with version 2.0.6. I then installed 2.0.11 and tried to install - same results on all backup files.

Any idea what is happening here and what I can do to recover?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Post by akslee »

One reason would be the file is too big to upload.

I have a similar problem, and ended up restoring it table by table.
It's more troublesome, b ut at least it gets the job done.
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Post by tntwrk »

Thanks for the suggestion. I will give that a try. (And post a reply on how it worked).
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Post by tntwrk »

Well, it worked with one little error, but that is no BIG deal. I divided the backup into 5 chunks. All restored except for the table `phpbb_search_wordmatch" It is huge and even tho' I tried several times, it would not restore. Since that appears just to be for searches, it does not appear to be a big deal, but.... It would be nice to restore it. I will keep trying.

Once more, thank you for your suggestion. It did the trick.

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Post by tntwrk »

Well, I tried one more thing. I gzipped the table that wouldn't restore, then tried again and it worked just fine.
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