After attempting to upgrade from from phpbb3 .01 to .02 via the auto updater, I ran into some problems I posted in a previous post. One thing led to another and my discussion board is completely out of commission.
Prior to this I made a "full backup".
My original installation was in a folder called phpbb3.
I use myhosting.com's application manager to install which currently installs .01.
I have just one mysql data base that uses different prefixes for different installations.
To try to recover, I reinstalled the application to a different folder: phpbb3temp. Then I tried to restore my backup made previously into this new folder. It said it was successful but when I went to look at it, the original structure had not been restored.
Then I tried to reinstall the application to the original folder, but it made me use different mysql prefixes. When I tried to restore the backup, it said it was good, but when I looked the original structure was not restored.
So, now in my mysql data base I have three sets of phpbb3 tables with different prefixes.
I exported my tables that I think have my good info. But now I don't know how to insert the info into either other set of tables.
Also, I have backedup copies of files on my computer hard drive.
So I have files and I have data base back ups but I don't know how to put the pieces together to reconstruct my discussion board with several years of discussions in it.
Anybody want to try to help me?