RE: One you you must realize is UtaForum's database is BIG. I mean ridiculously large in terms of size and scope for something that is pure MySQL. This may get a bit technical so bear with me... To put things into perspective: phpMyAdmin, the primary tool for administration of MySQL databases on cPanel servers can import databases a maximum of 50mb in size. GoDaddy, a popular shared webhosting services while advertising 'unlimited' resources has hard limits on MySQL databases at 100mb due to how unwieldy they become. UtaForum's 'utaforum_mybb' database, the one that has powered these boards since our SMF days has bloated to over 500mb in size. This is 10x larger than the maximum importable via phpMyAdmin's web interface and 6x GoDaddy hosting accounts of MySQL (if databases could be split like that) Because administration tasks can't be handled by phpMyAdmin due to its massive size to administer our data I have to SSH into the server and use command line to perform MySQL operations. With only command line as a tool anything involving administering the main DB is an arduous process and must be preformed manually. I will admit, I backed things up only occasionally, downloading them to my local machine maybe once a month. The staff and I are looking for more sustainable maintenance structure and going forward it will definitely be a priority for us.