No, I used Heidi SQL, clicked my database and selected "export database as sql"
It prompted me for a location which I chose and gave it the file name 081012.sql which was the date I made the export. The drop down box gave me the choice of "one big file", "Directory", "clipboard", and "database". I chose one big file and clicked the export button. I see now that there were check boxes for database and tables ea to select drop or create but I did not check them at the time.
I am thinking I am screwed now, LOL so I re-compiled and created a brand new server folder and re sourced the database, load_player, and Load_bots, then the updates.
I had most of my old database still on the second server I made on my laptop which I exported as a directory this time (one sql file for ea table). I am thinking I can try to run them as "load sqlfiles" to maybe update that way. I didn't have the characters on that database but I did have my custom merchants on it.