Maybe it's a different version of phpbb?
backup from phpmyadmin next time. if you want send me the files and i will *try* and do it for you. i'll also need your hosting details.
Hobbit, when you backed up the database, was it phpBB 2.0.20? The backup and restore are also on the same server, server 2, right?
(just checking because a different phpBB version will give some errors, a different mysql version most likely too)
Otherwise, it might also be useful to tell us which errors do you get. Most likely it's just a small error.
Also, you didn't install modifications which made changes to the database like adding tables? Because the phpBB backup doesn't back those up.
I didn't have any mods. And I'm pretty sure it was the same version of phpbb (the latest version). I think the error was a 403, not sure, but it wasn't a mysql error.
Sorry if I'm not helping much, but this was over a month. I just wanted to know WHY because later on I will need to back it up again (not that db, but another one).
Wooo! I managed to do it myself, I love challenges. I was gonna ask for help, but that would only make me dumber, and I need to learn the most I can ( don't ask).
The difference between this back up and the last, is that I used the same database name, username, etc. Last time I had different database names, I didn't know that affected it.
Thanks. Yes, bring lockage to this thread.