yes, Kevin... I tried to address that already. I have read and printed out and reread that many times now... have a copy in my hand even, but I am even more confused than I was before.Kevin Clark wrote:Information on how to convert from phpBB2 to phpBB3 is here.
yes... I read that whole bit before too especially the part about once I am happy... and I have not been able to get to happy. As far as I know from what I read and tried to do, both boards are still in the folder I have on the server. I never removed anything that I know of.Kevin Clark wrote:Basically, you must have both phpBB2 and phpBB3 installed on the same server/site. After you have finished installing phpBB3 you will have the option to convert your phpBB2 board using the built in converter. The information it asks you for is related to the phpBB2 installation and can be found in its config.php file on the server. All of your users, posts, forums, PMs etc are converted. However, styles and MODs are not (with the exception of the birthday and attachment MODs which are supported by the converter). The phpBB2 database is not converted per se, it is merely read and converted/moved to the new phpBB3 database, so if it goes wrong your old board will not be affected at all. At the end of the conversion, once you're happy it's all working, your phpBB2 database and files can be backed up and removed if you so wish. They are not connected to the new installation in any way.
If you have an empty 3.0.3 board you need to run the converter to move your posts over from your old board to your new one.aliciaInPgh wrote: I was even talking through the steps with the support guy from Siteground while using Fantastico thing, and when I didn't understand a question, he tried to give me what I was supposed to be typing in... and at the same time I was trying to look through this forum for what I wasn't getting. When the forum was finished with what it told me (and the guy from siteground told me) with the conversion, I opened it and just had a new 3.0.3 board with nothing in it and only one registered member... me. the admin. This is when the siteground guy told me I would need to ask here how and what to do next.
Kevin Clark wrote:Don't worry about saying the wrong thing. We all had to start somewhere. It's just a question of slowly getting to grips with some of the lingo and working out what we have.
So, what is the address of the phpBB2 board?
Kevin Clark wrote:To convert, you must have both the phpBB2 and phpBB3 boards running at the same time.
Sounds like siteground have removed the 2x board and installed a 3x board.
The conversion does not touch the 2x board at all.
You need to ask them where your phpBB2 board has been moved to. If they have removed it, you need to ask them if they have a backup of the database from it.
Before you even think about converting you must have phpBB2 working and phpBB3 installed and working.aliciaInPgh wrote:Please do not overwrite any old files
Siteground Helpdesk says:
I have upgraded my application with Fantastico, but it broke. What do I do?
Before upgrading an application, Fantastico always creates a backup. This backup can be found in the fantastico_backup directory. To restore it yourself, please follow these simple steps:
1) Login to your Cpanel -> FileManager utility and navigate to the fantastico_backups folder.
2) Select the backup archive file (it should be something.tgz file).
3) Extract it and copy the whole public_html folder, over the one you currently have. Select yes to override all the files.
4) Navigate to the public_html folder and download the sql backup file.
5) Go to Cpanel -> phpMyAdmin, select the database that your application uses and then drop all tables that are inside.
6) Click the 'SQL' button and upload the sql backup file content.
7) You will end up having both the database restored and the files copied, thus your application will work exactly as it did before the upgrade.
If you'd like our support team to help you restore the backup, please request a Back Up restore from our Exclusive Professional Services Help Desk section. Please note that the professional back up restore is a subject to an additional fee. You can request this Back up restore here.
Do you understand what they are saying in these, and can either or both help me at all?How to uninstall an application?
For applications installed with Fantastico, this is just as easy as installing a script. Go to Fantastico, select the script you want to remove from the menu to see a list of the installed instances. You will see a "Remove" link associated with all the installations. You should always use this method for removing Fantastico-installed scripts. Removing them manually is not recommended.
For applications that have been installed manually, this is done by removing the files associated with the application (usually the whole folder) and the MySQL database. The files/folders can be deleted through your cPanel File Manager tool or via the FTP. The MySQL databases can be deleted from your cPanel MySQL control center. Next to the database name you will find a 'Delete' button. Clicking it will complete the uninstall.
Please, make sure you are deleting the correct database -- to verify, look in the configuration file of the application to see what database it uses. Also, make sure no other applications use the same database.
Kevin Clark wrote:We don't support fantastico simply because it messes up a lot of things just like this. You can click install and not really know what it's overwriting and where.
I still suspect basically it's overwritten your phpBB2 installation with a phpBB3 one.
If you have the phpBB2 database backup it should be possible to recover it but you need to stop using fantastico and learn about uploading files yourself with FTP. Or possibly simpler, just get siteground to restore it for you so you can get the phpBB2 board back and then when that's done, come back and we'll try and sort out installing phpBB3 and converting.
Kevin Clark wrote:It depends what you actually have.
You would need to get the database into phpmyadmin where the database is stored.
How big is the file you have and does it end in .sql?