I've had a really bizarre evening. Yesterday my database contained all of my data, as kindly uploaded by Dreamhost's Customer Service Team. This evening I have an empty database! All of the tables still show their structure, as I verified in phpMyAdmin, but the data is gone.
My original database file is still in my root directory, and contains all the missing data, and I've got a ticket in asking for help, but I really want to know how to do this myself!
I have installed and configured puTTY. I successfully SSH'd into my domain and got connected. From there I entered the line of code that should enable upload of my database according to the Dreamhost panel:
mysql -u janievfb -p -h vfb-db1.viggofanbase.com web_vfb
and got back a message: error 1064 (42000) error in SQL syntax.
I am a novice at SQL and have no idea how to fix this. I went to the knowledge base "how do I dump data into MySQL" and tried their code lines, which use a different order from the above line, showing the database first. I got a little farther that way, but not much. I tried mysqlimport, I tried UPLOAD, I even tried to go to the SQL resource for all these commands and it didn't help either. My user password was recognized at one point and disallowed later in this process.
Can anyone help? I'd like to be able to know how to do this if something goes wrong again, without constantly sending tickets in to the support team. Or if I want to import another database.
I hate to say it, but this is one case where I am nostalgic for cPanel.