ok, what I have done is migrate my Geeklog to Hostgators Top Dedicated server, then upgraded from 1.4.1 to 1.5.1 using fantastico.
Now I am contemplating whether to upgrade to 1.5.2sr4 or 1.6.0b2 ? I would like to go to 1.6.0 but technically should not use a beta on a live site :-(
I also have a new problem I am working on. I cannot delete news submissions or plugins, or disable plugins or move them from the right block to the left. It must be a directory permission problem or something.
My forum also corrupted after 3 new people registered for some reason, so I did a db restore and manually recreated those 3 users.
Mental note for everyone, backup everyday at least a db backup and a full backup weekly, also create a db backup before any major changes and a full backup before upgrading.
You can never have enough backups :-)