Well after what seemed eternity I have been supplied with a dump of my IF IPB 1.3 forum (200 users - 4000 ish posts)
There was of course only one choice of board software The host i've gone to has phpbb3 available on a fantastico install so I need to get from IPB 1.3 to that.
Unfortunately my knowledge in the myslq/php field is zero. I pressume by looking around these forums that the route I require is IPB1.3 > phpBB2 > phpBB3
I've installed wamp onto my laptop and followed the first part of the instructions here:
phpbb2 xp install
Plonked an unzipped phpbb2 directory into the www folder and run the phpbb2 startup page.
Here's where the first problems arise -
Double checked everything that was entered at the myslq creation dos window, seems to add up, also selected myslq 4.x/5.x for the database type.Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Access denied for user 'bb2admin'@'localhost' (using password: YES) in C:\wamp\www\phpBB2\db\mysql4.php on line 48
Warning: mysql_error(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL-Link resource in C:\wamp\www\phpBB2\db\mysql4.php on line 330
Warning: mysql_errno(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL-Link resource in C:\wamp\www\phpBB2\db\mysql4.php on line 331
phpBB : Critical Error
Could not connect to the database
As mentioned this is all totally new to me so even a reply saying that the conversion process i'm attempting is correct would be appreciated.
My plan is obviously to get a phpbb2 forum onto my lappy - run the ipb converter and other python scripts from the crawlerconverters file i downloaded, save the database, then install phpbb3 and convert again.