I've used Skippy's WPDB backup plugin and backed up my old blog, no problem.
Then, I proceeded to follow the "Moving WordPress to a New Server with Fantastico" section in the Moving_Wordpress codex and podz guide on restoring the database.
So I dropped all the tables in in my beta blog (in phpMyAdmin), then uploaded the SQL of my old blog- it was successful.
But, now i only see two tables: wp_categories and wp_comments
None of my posts made the move!
You can see what happened here:
The WP versions of both blogs are the same (2.0.2)
I'm a newbie, btw.