So I had a couple of sites that I was managing using WordPress. I had to take the sites down over a year ago, and hastily made a full backup of the databases of both sites. Once that was done I deleted both site folders from the folder without having the foresight to back them up as well.
I don't remember the version of WordPress I was running at the time, but I took the backup on 9/27/2011. The backup files have the format: sitename.sql.gz
Now I'm trying to get the sites back up. I tried importing the backup files into the database of a fresh wordpress install - using phpMyAdmin - but the just turns all the pages blank. I did some research and changed the data in the options table of the DB to correspond to the location of the new installation but the still gives me the same issues.
What am I doing wrong? and is this even possible considering I don't have the original site files (theme, pics, etc.)?