I did do the upgrade from 3.0.12 to 3.1.2, but the server timed out during the database_upgrade.php section. I did a quick restore of the DB from the backup and now have two fully copies of the DB, both at 3.0.12. One is still running and I am going to mess with the second one for the conversion. One is in /forums/, the other /forums-3.1.2/
On this page (viewtopic.php?f=466&t=2269196
) it seems to say to download the migrator.php file, but I believe that is already included with 3.1.2, since the files are identical, so I don't think that will help.
A couple of questions about getting this done:
1. What is the current recommendation for getting past the timeout? (It is a rather large conversion). Rackspace suggested running it from a cron job which has a 15 minute timeout which is longer than the timeout from the web page. That did not work since you have to keep selecting pages to continue.
2. Can I somehow manually apply the DB upgrade steps if I get the timeout?
3. If I just keep running the database_upgrade.php, will it just keep resuming from where it left off? (I can run it repeatedly from the web site or using cron with a shell command for a longer timeout.)
A few notes:
PHP Version 5.4.10, so it should be okay (since it needs 5.3.3 - viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2152375
). (On Rackspace cloud, so can't upgrade myself, that is the current version for them - I am sure before Sept 2015, they'll make 5.5 or 5.6 available).
Thanks for any tips or suggestions!
p.s. On this page:
https://www.phpbb.com/support/docs/en/3 ... /upgrade3/
step 4, should include the warning ("(EXCEPT for config.php) into your forum's directory.)" as it does on this page, item II.6 (FAQ):