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  • I made the stupid mistake of thinking it would be easy to restore my blog from a WordPress backup. I made the backup and ended up with an sql.qz file. Later, I learned that I needed to install wp-phpmyadmin to restore, so I did. Now, I have no permissions to create a new database, nor do I have permission to restore the old one. When I try to restore, I get this error message:

    #1044 – Access denied for user ‘yscr_bbaq0z’@’localhost’ to database ‘blog3’

    Who the heck is ‘yscr_bbaq0z’@’localhost’ and what do they have to do with my blog?

    I’ve spent a week looking online trying to find something that just walks me through the process step-by-step, but I cannot seem to find really simple instructions, such as “Go to this file and change this line” or “Go to this tab and in x field, type xxx.”

    I am NOT a programmer and I wouldn’t know sql from my elbow. I am about to despair that I will ever get my blog content back. I need phpadmin and restore instructions for dummies, please. I can’t believe that after the fuss WP makes about backing up your files, there are no simple, clear instructions for a restore.

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  • Thanks. It’s certainly worth a shot–these instructions look much clearer than anything else I’ve seen. I will follow them and let you know how it goes. My problem may also be that I’m running the plug-in WP-phpmyadmin, and it may be a little different. But we shall see. I used to think I was pretty good at sorting this stuff out.

    Don’t forget to get in touch with your host, they should be able restore databases from SQL files, or at least show you how.

    By the way, ‘yscr_bbaq0z’@’localhost’ is your database user — you’ll likely never need it, but it’s basically the username your host assigned to you so that you can use the database.

    Tutorial didn’t help. Sorry. It just told me how to create a new database.

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