open-your-eyes wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:48 pm
If I do not import the phpBB2 database, then what I am converting? I don't get it. I repeat: I do not have the forum online. I am trying to install it using XAMPP on my computer.
And another thing. I did some testing and it seems romanian characters (ăîşţâ) may get messed up on the conversion. So I may need to first update from 2.0.22 to 2.0.23, then to 3.0.14. And only after that to 3.1.12.
That's what I said in the first place: it's an extra step but a simple step to upgrade to 3.0.14 instead of going to 3.1 directly (or 3.2).
Coming for the 3.0.14 files:
During the conversion, the search index is not created or transferred. This means after conversion you are not able to find any matches if you want to search for something. We recommend you rebuild your search index within Administration Control Panel -> Maintenance -> Database -> Search Index.
The only importing of the phpBB2 database you need is to import your phpBB2 database backup into a database so that it can be used for the conversion (I actually thought you wouldn't even need the phpbb2 files but from the instructions it seems you do need the files but I doubt that - a config file should do the trick).
So the steps are:
1. get the phpbb2more or less installed (on localhost -Xampp) (empty the search tables)
2. update to the latest phpBB 2 (2.0.22?)
3. upgrade to 3.0.14
4. upgrade to 3.1.12 (for this step support will be plentiful on the forum)
I upgraded from 3.0.14 to 3.2.1 directly, and also via 3.1.11 - both upgrades went flawlessly.
3.2.2 has a few problems (which can be solved but considering the large upgrade you are planning I would not go to 3.2.2 immediately but only after getting a working version of 3.2.1