The website has been successfully transferred to the new server and I’ve recovered the blog posts, comments, and other WordPress content! Now it’s just the relatively simple task of uploading the old website links pre-WP and we are good to go!
And I couldn’t have done any of this without the help of my lovely fiancé, who as he was leaving for faire this morning, heard me bitching about how I couldn’t get the backed up SQL database from the old server to overwrite the new database on the new server, and was all “Oh, yeah, I had that happen to me and here’s how I fixed it.”
Thank you, baby. You rock.