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JasonWade
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Moving phpbb2 forum to phpbb3

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Hi,

I got a question about moving a forum. Before phpbb3 was here I've moved my own forum once or twice without dataloss, no problem, but now I want to move a forum for a friend and I got a questino about that (hope this si the right forum):

This friend has a free phpbb forum, using phpbb2, I want to move this forum for her with all the users etc. and immediately make it phpbb3, can I make a phpbb3 board and then import the phpbb2 database backup or do I have to have a phpbb2 forum first and then after importing the backup upgrade to phpbb3? (Hope I formulated this understandably)
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It would be easier to move it and then upgrade, and yes, it is possible

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Callum95 wrote:It would be easier to move it and then upgrade, and yes, it is possible

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If that is better, do you know if there's still somewhere where I can download phpbb2?
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JasonWade wrote:If that is better, do you know if there's still somewhere where I can download phpbb2?
Why don't you just copy the files from the old board?

EDIT: Are you using a free forum host? Could I possibly have a link to the old board?

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Re: Moving phpbb2 forum to phpbb3

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Callum95 wrote:
JasonWade wrote:If that is better, do you know if there's still somewhere where I can download phpbb2?
Why don't you just copy the files from the old board?

EDIT: Are you using a free forum host? Could I possibly have a link to the old board?

~Callum
it's a completely free host, I (or the owner) has no ftp access, all she can get is a backup of the database.

I could give you a link, but the forum is down now, we're waiting for it to get back up, that's the reason she wants to move it, too much downtime lately...
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Re: Moving phpbb2 forum to phpbb3

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JasonWade wrote:
Callum95 wrote:
JasonWade wrote:If that is better, do you know if there's still somewhere where I can download phpbb2?
Why don't you just copy the files from the old board?

EDIT: Are you using a free forum host? Could I possibly have a link to the old board?

~Callum
it's a completely free host, I (or the owner) has no ftp access, all she can get is a backup of the database.

I could give you a link, but the forum is down now, we're waiting for it to get back up, that's the reason she wants to move it, too much downtime lately...
You can get the 2.x files here

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