1 pointI just changed this into `created_at` datetime NOT NULL and the table was defined properly and I got all my data restored. Btw I also had to remove a lot of DEFINER= statements from the dump because my credentials were different on the new SQL server. (I used the cygwin sed utility to do it in one pass: huge dump file). And update the tbl_server to reflect my new IP address and keep all the stats from the existing serverID. That's basically what was needed. Thanks for the support!