Recovering a phpBB Forum from a backup

Genesis

Administrator
I had a BAD experience happening at another Forum where the disks of a cPanel failed, and then a discovery that the backup system of cPanel had not functioned in a while.

Fortunately I had made some backups and this was my first experience of reloading a phpBB forum from a backup. And what a treat it turned out to be. I really thought it was going to be a headache. But all I did was to create a fresh phpBB Forum from scratch. Next I used Filezilla to FTP all of the themes and images to their correct corresponding folders in the new Forum. Then imported the mySQL database through phpmyadmin. I had to be careful with naming the tables when I configured the new Forum, but in the end I was completely blown away. Everything, even the last person who was made a member appeared in the right place and the Forum was EXACTLY in the same shape as it was when I last had accessed it.

I still prefer myBB, but I really don't have anything bad to say about phpBB, except maybe the Forums are easier to create in myBB. Until you have the hang of putting them together in phpBB.

On the plus side of phpBB vs myBB,with phpBB it is easier to modify the themes and create new ones. MyBB is a bit clumsy with that. Once one has located the templates in myBB however it does become relatively easier to modify them. Think myBB could do something to arrange the templates in Admin in a more user-friendly order.
 

jimkirk

New member
i've had a bad experience with cpanel, and pretty much everything coded in php, i think it knows i hate it and loves giving me a hard time
 

Genesis

Administrator
jimkirk said:
i've had a bad experience with cpanel, and pretty much everything coded in php, i think it knows i hate it and loves giving me a hard time
Haha ..... can just imagine cpanel getting even with you. Always knew it had some character of its own. But yes, I'm getting worried with cpanel as it's adding too many bells and whistles and not sure it always knows what it is doing.