I sincerely appreciate your response! Thank you! However, at my age I do not wish to become an expert on database (been there/done that/now obsolete technology)..... If you can just say do this, do this, do this please. Thanks! Gene
PS. Maybe if I make it more clear as to what I am doing, you, or someone else can relate.
1. I set up and am admin for an smf-forum, hosted on bluehost.com
2. Everything is going well, and folks are populating the categories/boards.
3. I have used the administrator screen, Forum Maintenance, make backups utility, 3 times now, and it runs swiftly and backs up my stuff to my PC, as a compressed .GZ file into a file folder I named "smf-forum-backup".
4. Question: How can I restore a .GZ compressed file from my PC to the file folder on bluehost.com sub-directory named smf-forum. I know how to get to that sub-directory on bluehost.com, and I can look at all my stuff there. I am just not clear, as to how to replace all my stuff, with the backed-up stuff in that .GZ compressed file. Please advise. Thanks! Gene