xeon235 wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:49 pm
phpBB2 will not run on PHP7, I can not really run it on PHP 5.6 (at least it did not work on PHP 5.6 as it should be), the maximum version of PHP on which I was able to run phpBB2 is PHP5.4, migration by instructions run smoothly, provided that you do not have errors in the database as I did, for example I had duplicate nicknames (so far I do not know how), and of course I had a problem with bbcode, because I had records [size = 24pt] text [/ size] and the migration script has already displayed an error that the maximum font size is 200
Let's see, you have PHP 5.6 ok?
1 - same server, in example "public_html" you have phpBB2 like
, now you need to create a folder named example
and upload a fresh full copy (files) of 3.0.14, create a DB for it and leave it empty.
The directory structure would be like:
---WWW (public_html or whatever)
------ phpBB2 (contains the bb2 files connected to the bb2 DB)
------ phpBB3 (contains the bb3 files NOT YET connected to the empty bb3 DB)
2 - Point your browser to your
file and click-on the
3 - Insert the info required (that should be
The informations for the DB of phpBB2 are into its relative config.php
file and the converter should automatically be able to connect and go ahead with the conversion
I am typing on the fly based on memories, if these are still serving you are done, almost at least..
Got converted? good, make a backup of the new phpBB3 DB and and files and keep'em safe, transfer the phpBB2's folders required as per the upgrade instructions (attachments and so on, see the docs).
Now you got a 3.0.14 running under PHP 5.6 which is enough to run 3.2.1 and its upgrader from 3.0.14 (not a conversion this time).
Once you get a 3.2.1 running you may switch to PHP7.
Don't forget to be sure you have always the 3.0.14 backups, in case, that would be your starting point for a new upgrade if the first goes wrong somehow.
Hope this helps, and to have not forgot some step.