Conversion from phpBB2 to anything new

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Re: Conversion from phpBB2 to anything new

Post by warmweer » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:22 am

3Di wrote:
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:37 pm
If I am not mistaken all what you need is the phpBB2 DB imported (MySQL (3.22 or higher))
and the related DB connector (PHPBB_ROOT/config.php) file to let the converter be able to act.
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Good point and it avoids the trouble of having to upload all the intermediate updates.
Still, I would go to 3.0 first - backup the db, and only then go to 3.1
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Re: Conversion from phpBB2 to anything new

Post by 3Di » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:13 pm

warmweer wrote:
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:22 am
3Di wrote:
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:37 pm
If I am not mistaken all what you need is the phpBB2 DB imported (MySQL (3.22 or higher))
and the related DB connector (PHPBB_ROOT/config.php) file to let the converter be able to act.
...
Good point and it avoids the trouble of having to upload all the intermediate updates.
Still, I would go to 3.0 first - backup the db, and only then go to 3.1
Yes. The converter converts the phpBB2 DB onto the new phpBB3 one, it doesn't touch the one of phpBB2, just reads it and doesn't need the files but the connector. Always if I correctly recall but I am quite sure.

So, convert to 3.0.14 and then run the STK in order to get a vanilla 3.0.14's DB and get rid of every MOD(s).

Then upgrade to 3.1.10 (or the latest available).. even better, I know why. ;)

Finally upgrade from 3.1.x to the latest available 3.2.x (currently is 3.2.0 Gold).

Simple as it is, on the flow-chart. There could be other factors on a per user-case, but that's it.
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Re: Conversion from phpBB2 to anything new

Post by Ivgoneridng » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:17 pm

Thanks, I'll try that process. Some of the old mods/exts are causing issues.

I'm currently struggling with trying to find a version of php that both v2 and v3 will work with.

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Re: Conversion from phpBB2 to anything new

Post by 3Di » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:23 pm

You just need the minimum PHP requirement for phpBB3.0.x, you don't need to install phpBB2.
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Re: Conversion from phpBB2 to anything new

Post by Ivgoneridng » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:27 pm

Good point. I've still got my original forum that I can access.

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Re: Conversion from phpBB2 to anything new

Post by 3Di » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:36 pm

Ivgoneridng wrote:
Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:27 pm
Good point. I've still got my original forum that I can access.
See requirements for Olympus Gold: viewtopic.php?p=3405675#p3405675

I'd go for PHP (>= 5.3.3) for 3.0.x/3.1.x

and then (5.4 to 7.1) for 3.2.x
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Re: Conversion from phpBB2 to anything new

Post by Ivgoneridng » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:39 pm

Thank-you

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Re: Conversion from phpBB2 to anything new

Post by Ivgoneridng » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:40 am

My Olympus gold installation will only start with php5.1.6, but then hangs at the final stage
Screen Shot 2017-01-18 at 08.29.40.png
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It seems if I just cancel out and navigate to index.php the forum works.

Is this going to cause me issues?

(Sorry, newbie to administering forums)

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Re: Conversion from phpBB2 to anything new

Post by 3Di » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:55 am

Why Gold (3.0.0)?

Use 3.0.14 the latest: https://download.phpbb.com/pub/release/ ... 3.0.14.zip

And try with PHP 5.3.3..
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Re: Conversion from phpBB2 to anything new

Post by Ivgoneridng » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:25 am

Lack of understanding of versions. TBH, I don't know what I installed.

I seem to have managed to complete a conversion anyhow.

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Re: Conversion from phpBB2 to anything new

Post by Ivgoneridng » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:20 am

Wow! Converting from 2.x to 3.x was easy in comparison to trying to convert from 3.0 to 3.1.

I ended up installing a fresh copy of 3.1.10 then running the conversion on my 2.x db with a vanilla file system.

(I'd already run the STK on the conversion to 3.x and it didn't make any changes).

Now I just need to get my own logo installed, and hide the users online info from the pre-login page.

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Re: Conversion from phpBB2 to anything new

Post by 3Di » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:35 am

In ACP there is an option to hide users online list and for the logo there is an extension, starting from 3.1 it's a stuff to avoid to hard-code the core code.
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Re: Conversion from phpBB2 to anything new

Post by Ivgoneridng » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:56 am

In ACP there is an option to hide users online list
I can't see that at the moment. I'm probably being blind! (Does it hide it completely or just at the pre-login stage?

I don't want guests to see any of the forum content before login to be fair.

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Re: Conversion from phpBB2 to anything new

Post by Mick » Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:07 am

Ivgoneridng wrote:
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:56 am
I don't want guests to see any of the forum content before login to be fair.
ACP> Permissions> Group forum permissions [select guests]> Select forum(s)> Role> No access
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There are no ‘threads’ in phpBB, they are topics.
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Re: Conversion from phpBB2 to anything new

Post by 3Di » Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:11 am

ACP/general/load settings
Enable online guest listings in viewonline:
Allow display of guest user information in viewonline.
About forums visibility you need to play with forum permissions, always in ACP/Forums

Now that you got converted it's time to explore the new world, for support question here's the forum devoted.. ;)
viewforum.php?f=466
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