HELP! i can't restore my forums database!!!!

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HELP! i can't restore my forums database!!!!

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8O Yesterday my FTP Client crashed and deleted my phpBB 2.0.7 forums. Since I saw that the new version 2.0.7a came out, I just downloaded it, uploaded it onto my site, and installed it. Then, I went to the admin panel and tried to restore my old forums database (version 2.0.7). It did not work. Is it supposed to work? Or isn't it? Please help me.
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Calm down mate ;)

How large is your backup? you have to split it up in 1MB pieces :)
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wuddk wrote: you have to split it up in 1MB pieces :)
Tutorial: www.phpbb.com/kb/article.php?article_id=59
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wuddk wrote: Calm down mate ;)

How large is your backup? you have to split it up in 1MB pieces :)


Whew... ok, im calm now. :D Thanks. Oh yeah, is it ok if I restore a 2.0.7 database into a 2.0.7a forums?

my backup is 731KB, not too bad.
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Couldn't better ;)
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Since it is only 731K, what error do you get exactly?
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question, would just running the sql file with php My Admin work too?
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Seijin_Dinger: Yes.
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A_Jelly_Doughnut wrote: Since it is only 731K, what error do you get exactly?


Well, it's practically an error... I restore it using the built-in function... but after a while, it goes to a blank white page, with "copyright phpBB 2004..." at the top, with nothing else there. I leave it at that page for 10 minutes, and it just stays there. So, I click on the Forum Index link from the Admin Panel, and is stayed the same as when I just installed it.
I'm going to get a screenshot of it now...
here it is (sorry if its a bit too big):
http://www.imageshack.us/img2/6834/screenshot.jpg


btw, how exactly would you just run the SQL file in myPHPadmin work?
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Post by A_Jelly_Doughnut »

MennoniteHobbit wrote: btw, how exactly would you just run the SQL file in myPHPadmin work?
Sometimes phpBB does that...never figured the reason out for myself :(

Anyway, www.phpbb.com/kb/article.php?article_id=59
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For the phpMyAdmin there is a Section called "SQL"

It has 2 Areas:

Run SQL query/queries on database AHS :
followed by a Text Area

and

Or Location of the textfile :
with an upload field

hit browse and find your backed up database (I dont compress so it for me would be a .sql file)
Select the file and then hit Go

how backing up works is it writes the contents of the PHPBB Database Tables into a SQL Query so that when you restore, it runs that Query automaticaly

This does the same thing but it just doesnt do it through the message board itself
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I did that, and at first I thought everything was back, the name of the forums, the index, forums, everything. Then, I noticed that none of the registered users were there, I was the only one, all the smilies were gone, the posts claimed they were there, but i couldn't see it, and so on... I tried restoring it with the built-in function again, but same prob occurs: the white screen of blankness!!!!! :p hehehe

so, still i can't backup my forums. The posts are "still there" but are not visible...

p.s. I'm calm... :p but not for long :)
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oh, i guess i have to use the support form template, sorry if you needed this before!

URL: http://members.lycos.co.uk/amnhobbit/phpBB2
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Version of phpBB: 2.0.7a
Version of PHP: ~4.1
Which database server and version: MySQL 3.23
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Is this an upgrade/from what to what: no upgrade
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Have you searched for your problem: yes
If so, what terms did you try: restore database
State the nature of your problem: restoration of previous backupped database
Do you have a test account for us: no, but i can if you need one
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MennoniteHobbit wrote: I did that, and at first I thought everything was back, the name of the forums, the index, forums, everything. Then, I noticed that none of the registered users were there, I was the only one, all the smilies were gone, the posts claimed they were there, but i couldn't see it, and so on... I tried restoring it with the built-in function again, but same prob occurs: the white screen of blankness!!!!! :p hehehe

so, still i can't backup my forums. The posts are "still there" but are not visible...

p.s. I'm calm... :p but not for long :)


This happens to me every time I try and backup the database into a new forum also.
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Post by Seijin_Dinger »

could you possibly only have backed up the structure and not the structure and data?
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