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Anonymous

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I wish to restore a backup created by the geeklog admin. I dropped all of my geeklog tables then loaded the output file created by the backup, but all I get is the following error message: Error SQL-query : * - * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * - * - * - CREATE TABLE banned_ips( host_ip varchar( 255 ) default NULL ) TYPE = MyISAM MySQL said: You have an error in your SQL syntax near '--------------------------------------------------------- -- -- CREATE TABL' at line 2
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Dirk

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Try it from the command line:

mysql -uusername -ppassword -Ddatabase_name < your_backup.sql

bye, Dirk

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eccc

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So what do you do if you don't have command line access? That's the boat I'm in. I think the DB Backup needs to be REDONE so that it works from the command line AND through phpMyAdmin. The "---" throws phpMyAdmin off every time!
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twohawks

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Open your sql file in an text editor and remove the "---" by hand. It's the only way I was able to do it too. It's tedious but it works.
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Blaine

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Try using your editor and replacing all -- with // to indicate a comment.
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DTrumbower

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Quote by eccc: . The \"---\" throws phpMyAdmin off every time!
That would be a problem with phpMyAdmin. The backup is down with mysqldump, no intervetion from geeklog code.
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