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upgrading

Post by gt500 » Sun May 25, 2014 3:19 am

Hi Support

I currently run version 3.0.0 and want to upgrade to the latest version of phpbb, but i do not want to loose my post or registered members. Can this be done and if so how?

Thanks in advanced

Kyle

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Re: upgrading

Post by KevC » Sun May 25, 2014 10:44 am

Please fill out the Support Request Template and post it back here to enable us to assist you better.
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Re: upgrading

Post by gt500 » Sun May 25, 2014 11:25 am

I dont see how filling out the form is going to help my request better, most questions are not relevant to what im trying to do.

All i would like to do is upgrade my phpbb 3.0.0 to the latest version, without loosing any post, registered users and forums.

Could you please point me in the right direction to do this.. I have looked in the downloads section and it only goes back to 3.0.2 for upgrades.

I have filled out the form which you have requested below

Would really appreciate the help

Thanks

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Re: upgrading

Post by Oyabun1 » Sun May 25, 2014 11:41 am

gt500 wrote:What MODs do you have installed? No answer given
Unless you answer the questions we can't tell you the best way to proceed.
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Re: upgrading

Post by gt500 » Mon May 26, 2014 12:23 pm

Sorry

I cant remember all mods installed, but i do have a calander, instant chat, photo gallery, a like a post, rank mod, years off being a member which is represented by a star.

I dont care if i dont get these back as i can start again, all im interested in is keeping the users and forum post

Thanks

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Re: upgrading

Post by Marshalrusty » Mon May 26, 2014 12:33 pm

There are multiple ways to update. For example, if you haven't made any customizations to the board, then the easiest method is just to overwrite the files with fresh copies and then run the database updater. On the other hand, you can use the automatic update package, which will check the changes between your files and apply the necessary updates. The Support Request Template is helpful in determining which of these is the best option.

As you are using a very very old version, in my opinion, the best option would be to use a new set of files from 3.0.12 and then carry over any modifications that you have installed (installing newer versions of those as well, where available). Of course, if you don't know what you installed and don't want to lose it, then this would be a bad option.

What do you think? We can guide you through either procedure.
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Re: upgrading

Post by gt500 » Thu May 29, 2014 11:10 am

Thanks for the reply, Im more then happy to go with the newer files, making sure im updated and start fresh with the mods again. I would prefer to eliminate any possible chances of errors happening. All i want to make sure is that i dont loose my registered users, and i dont loose my forums or post which have been made.

Cheers
Gt

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Re: upgrading

Post by Mick » Thu May 29, 2014 11:15 am

gt500 wrote:Im more then happy to go with the newer files
  1. Backup all board files and the database.
  2. Download the full package.
  3. Unzip to your desktop and open the phpBB3 folder.
  4. Remove (delete) the config.php file, and the /images and /files folders from the package.
  5. Via FTP or SSH upload the remaining files and folders to the root of your board installation on the server overwriting the existing files.
  6. In your browser go to http://www.example.com/yourforum/instal ... update.php
  7. Let that run to completion.
  8. Via FTP or SSH delete the /install folder from the root of your board installation.
  9. Done.
You now have a new up to date board containing all your users and posts.

Only use a good FTP or SSH client, such as FileZilla, to transfer the files. (File transfer utilities provided in host control panels can cause problems.)

Please note: Any 3rd party style (styles other than prosilver and subsilver2) will also require updating, style and board versions must match.
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Re: upgrading

Post by gt500 » Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:52 am

Thanks Mick

Very much appreciated

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