Can a phbb3 import phpbb2 more than once?

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JohanLM
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Can a phbb3 import phpbb2 more than once?

Post by JohanLM » Sat May 30, 2009 6:30 am

Basicly what the title says;
Can a phbb3 import phpbb2 more than once?

I understood that;
  • phbb3 & 2 needs to be in two different locations
    phpbb3 import and transform all the information from the phpbb2
    after import they are know if left alone (as in phpbb2 is not removed) two inpepended forums

But lets say I install the phpBB3, import everything, don't tell onyone about it and then use it as an experiment/test for various MOD's etc until "official" release. Can I import from the phpbb2 again into the phpbb3?
Been searching for "phpbb3 upgrade" and got +170 pages, I started from the back but I have yet to find an answer for this odd question.

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Re: Can a phbb3 import phpbb2 more than once?

Post by karlsemple » Sat May 30, 2009 7:38 am

Yes, you can re-convert all the data into the phpBB3 install over and over and over again as long as the phpBB3 boards database schema is not drastically altered, note it does overwrite any new data in the phpBB3 board on each convert though :)
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Re: Can a phbb3 import phpbb2 more than once?

Post by stevemaury » Sat May 30, 2009 3:24 pm

And if you do this, any MODs that make database changes will be lost. It is usually pretty easy to just run the MOD SQL again, though.
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