Ok here is my situation, I have a custom database structure together that I want to get up and running again, firstly the db tables have old data but I do not need the data its just the structure I want to keep. Now included in the database tables is a forum which for some reason has become corrupt i.e. missing tables.?.
Now what I want to know is if I re-install the forum and it adds its tables to this db will the install wipe the whole structure clean and replace it with just the normal forum tables or will it just add the needed tables to the existing structure overwriting or replacing any replica tables.?
Which forum are you installing? Usually, forums gives you an option to remove all existing tables from the database and create fresh structure or just verify if the table already exsits. However, that depends on the script you're using if it allows you to do what you want to do.
Cheers for the comments @mikey this was one of my options that I had in mind but being the database is so big I thought I'd post here and maybe save myself some time if somebody else had the answer..
I will let you know how I get on so someone else can learn from this..!! @mwaseem cheers I will look into that suggestion aswell BTW its IPB.