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2.x.x to 3.0.x

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:10 am
by Jerlene.net
If I uninstall my phpBB2 folders and install phpBB3, will the posts, members, etc. be lost?
I'm not messing around with any tables, just deleting every folder/file in my "forum" directory in my ftp.
I'm going to keep my config.php file and upload it to the new installation.
Will doing all of this mess my board up? I just don't want to lose members or posts.

Re: 2.x.x to 3.0.x

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:03 am
by NeoThermic
You can not upgrade to 3.0 like that. No further support as to how to upgrade to 3.0 will be given in the beta phase, so if you want to upgrade you'll have to wait for RC1.

NeoThermic

Re: 2.x.x to 3.0.x

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:24 am
by jmiroforo
when we will have RC1.?

Re: 2.x.x to 3.0.x

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:31 am
by lurttinen
jmiroforo wrote: when we will have RC1.?

Use the search feature here and you'll get an answer to that question. :)

Re: 2.x.x to 3.0.x

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:10 pm
by zenkinz
Jerlene.net wrote: If I uninstall my phpBB2 folders and install phpBB3, will the posts, members, etc. be lost?
I'm not messing around with any tables, just deleting every folder/file in my "forum" directory in my ftp.
I'm going to keep my config.php file and upload it to the new installation.
Will doing all of this mess my board up? I just don't want to lose members or posts.



you have to use the converter to convert the phpbb2 data into the phpbb3 structure, all within the same database. Either you do it on your 'live database', which means you can assign a new table prefix for phpbb3 (e.g. phpbb3_ ), so as to differentiate from the phpbb data, or you re-create a database, import the phpbb2 data (if you want to use phpbb_ prefix for phpbb3, then u have to import phpbb2 under a different table prefix) before using the converter.

then you basically install your phpbb2 forum script in another folder, in that case, your phpbb2 will never be affected, data or script wise.

Re: 2.x.x to 3.0.x

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:28 pm
by remid1985
Tell me If I am right please.
I am going to install the last stable version of phpbb released last December (phpbb 2.0.22)
will it be O.K to upgrate it to PHPBB 3 RC1 or PHPBB 3.0 (final release) without problem?

Re: 2.x.x to 3.0.x

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:43 pm
by Lastof
You are completely correct. A "vanilla" (unmodded) phpBB install should be completely fine.