My forum has 130k posts. I really don't want to know how long this would take for me.idea wrote:my forum has over 30K posts and over 30MB in database size... so if it worked for me, i'll work for you as well ... good luck
I can and will probably end up doing it that way, it's just a pain to HAVE to do it that way.Flybye wrote:If your host can't help you, then I'd seriously consider just making a fake web server in a box, and converting it in there. With 130k+posts, I'm sure your forum is quite well worth the effort. Unless someone here comes up with a better solution.
This won't work on most people's database because you need to delete or rename that DIR to get the forums workingThomas_Cincy wrote:There is a better solution than pressing 200 times the back button.... at least it worked for me.
in your folder "phpbb3/install" you should have a file "install_convert.php". Open it with your favorite editor and search for "var $batch_size = " then change the value behin it to "200" (something bigger might work as well, I did not test higher values though). Now search for "var $num_wait_rows =" and change the value behind it to "10" (again, larger values might work, feel free to try).
What this does is giving your database smaller chunks of data to work with. I had the same problem like many others with their service provider and this change fixed it for me.
This will probably not work because thats phpBB2 and not phpBB3.JezUK1 wrote:Kevin told me about this so take a look and thanks Kev for this little one!!
by Kevin Clark on Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:46 pm
Kevin wrote this elsewhere a couple of days ago. It refers to easyphp1.8 http://www.easyphp.org
Easyphp has a www folder.
Whatever you put in there acts like your servers public_html folder.
So, put phpBB2 and phpBB3 into www.
Go to the big e icon and choose configuration>phpmyadmin
Make a database for phpBB2 and run the 2x installation (click the e and choose localweb and then phpBB2). By default the database username is root and there's no password.
Now you have phpBB2 installed you need to get your database for that and restore it using bigdump (just google it - very easy to use).
You will now have your 2x board running on your PC.
Now make a database for phpBB3 and run that installation for that.
Now choose the converter option and it will convert your 2x database.