Yes John, I know. I have been fighting with this problem for two years. I knew the boards would go down at some time and they were manageable for that time. But now trying to save the old data has become impossible. It's OK, I have resigned myself to having to lose the old information and I think the members have also.
We'll just start anew. I actually have two boards on Best Boards servers. I got the other one up and working on phpBB and am now working on this other one. The addy for the one I didn't mention is here. http://new49ers.x10host.com/phpBB3/inde ... e67a6214dd
I think it came out pretty nice for my never done anything with phpBB before.
It is also a gold mining board, similar but different in it's membership and information.
Thank you for trying to help John, I appreciate it a lot.