what I do is this.
Upload the original PS3 file to my Web Server and run the setup sequence.
Then I upload all my local files EXCLUDING THE CONNETIONS FOLDER.
Finaly I create an SQL dump of my local database excluding the WA settings folder. ( use php myadmin or navicat)
Run that SQl on your remote database and all data will be uploaded.
You should find it will work - always does for me.