rockedge wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:11 pm
Main question now is how to convert with the 2.+ to the 3.2 forum on different host servers?
I'm assuming you are using SSH for the basic database operations? e.g. dumping it on one server and populating it on the other. That's going to eliminate most issues people encounter with large conversions.
The issues you may encounter are going to be php versions and possibly php limitations. The php version only needs to support what you are upgrading too so it only becomes a concern if you encounter problems converting directly to 3.2. The php limitations are what they are and with forum that large I'm going to assume you'll be able to temporarily override those.
One big question is do you have the attachment mod installed? That is supported for the conversion from 2.X to 3.0 but if I recall correctly there was some specifics involved with that. I don't know how the converter in 3.2 handles it.
In any event swing for the fences.... populate the database on the new server with copy of the old forum databse. Open up config.php on your test install, change the prefix for the database if applicable. Upload the install folder and point your browser to the install folder. See what happens.
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