there is no "archives" table in standard phpbb,.
not sure what you are doing.
to get your old board up and running on the new server:
1. on your new host, create a new blank database for the board
easiest is to use the same database name, username and password as what is listed in the config.php file of your old board.
2. upload all of the old phpbb files to the server using ftp, best to just upload the complete folder with all the phpbb files in it. if the old board was in a folder named phpbb the upload that folder to the new server.
3.access phpmyadmin on your new server.
import the old database sql file to the new blank database.
4. now , your old board should be working , you should be able to log in using the same username/password that you had before.
you will probably need to go into the admin panel and change the cookie and server settings from the old .com to the new .net
now you can easily find out what version you have and make decisions about updating/upgrading from there.
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