upgrading from 2.0.23 to the latest

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MeatFlap3
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upgrading from 2.0.23 to the latest

Post by MeatFlap3 » Thu May 28, 2009 11:24 pm

Gentleman

I just can't figure out the exact way of converting my 2.x forum to a 3.x forun, I am an old user and can't seem to comprened any of the instructions, which is my fault.

Would someone be so kind as to help an old man so I can be up to date?

You have my deepest apprecions,

Thankx,

-r
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Pit$Bull
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Re: upgrading from 2.0.23 to the latest

Post by Pit$Bull » Fri May 29, 2009 5:09 am

Information on how to convert from phpBB2 to phpBB3 is here.

Basically, you must have both phpBB2 and phpBB3 installed on the same server. 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.

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Re: upgrading from 2.0.23 to the latest

Post by JohanLM » Fri May 29, 2009 8:42 am

I jump onboard on this to since I'm in the start of upgrading exactly the same.
I just have 1 Yes/No question so I get it really clear (english is not my 1st language)

So if I understand this right, the phpbb2 and phpbb3 will be able to run independentantly side by side after the conversion/import?
As in IF I don't lockdown/remove the phpBB2, people will be able to use either one of the versions, but it will be like two different forums now, but with the same settings and "history"?

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Re: upgrading from 2.0.23 to the latest

Post by Pit$Bull » Fri May 29, 2009 9:00 am

After conversion phpBB2 will be completely separate from phpBB3.
Note: Support for phpBB2 has ended. Any support requests regarding phpBB2 are limited to help with conversion to phpBB3.

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