i made a backup of mysql database using mysqldump which left me with a lot of *.txt and *.sql files in a folder. now i need to restore them and i am having difficulty in doing so, any suggestions? (i used the command '$mysql -u root -p -e forum.sql mydatabase' and i get an error 1064 line 1: you have an error in your sql syntax....) would upgrading mysql versions cause any compatibility issues with my backup files? thanks for any ideas.