I have a rather old phpBB 3.0.11 board. I was an early adopter and this board installation has been active since one of the 3.0 release candidates (8 years or so) and as such has accumulated a lot of dust, broken mods, strange inexplicable quirks etc...
I'm very interested in simply installing 3.1.x brand new, and retaining my old board's forums, users and posts. Is there a good way to go about this? I know there's probably database changes but is there a way to "update the database" without updating the old board and just replacing it instead?
Any help or direction to start me off on this project would be greatly appreciated.