Update from 3.0.12 to 3.2

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Update from 3.0.12 to 3.2

Post by rickf » Wed May 22, 2019 12:38 am

I have a website that I basically inherited when the owner no longer wanted to run it. He pays the bills but I administer and run the site. Here is the problem, The PHP software is 3.0.12 and although notices were being sent out to do the upgrade because they were cutting off PHP. I never got the notices. The site owner just ignored them. I have gotten that part straightened out so I now get the notices and they moved me to one of the few servers they have that will still run the old version but I only have a week at best to do the update. I am NOT a coder so I am lost if the system will not automatically do the update with minimal input from me. From what I have been told this upgrade is not going to be that easy. Any help would be greatly appreciated. By the way, Lunarpages, the host, is far from helpful in this endeavor. They will gladly "Attempt" to do the upgrade but with no guarantee of success. Oh, And I will have to pay them to do it and if it takes more than two hours it is another 60.00 an hour. Well, it generally takes them 12-16 hours just to answer a site down tech ticket!!!!

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Re: Update from 3.0.12 to 3.2

Post by Mick » Wed May 22, 2019 8:03 am

Have a look at the upgrade instructions:

  • Your server must be running at least PHP 5.4.7 or higher.
  • phpBB 3.2 is not compatible with 3.0 and most of the previous files will need to be removed prior to upgrading.
  • Styles and MODs from 3.0 cannot be installed on phpBB 3.2. To upgrade, perform the following steps:
  1. Make a back-up of the original files and database
  2. Deactivate all styles except for prosilver
  3. Remove all MOD-related changes from the database. The Support Toolkit's Database Cleaner can be used for this.
  4. Ensure that the activated spambot countermeasure is one of the standard phpBB plugins (Simple image, GD image, GD 3D image, Q&A, reCaptacha).
  5. Set British English as the only language pack and delete all other language pack directories from your server
  6. Delete all of your phpBB 3.0.x files EXCEPT for the following:
    • The config.php file
    • The /images/ directory
    • The /files/ directory
    • The /store/ directory
  7. Upload the contents of the phpBB3 directory from the uncompressed 3.2.x Full Package (EXCEPT for config.php) into your forum's directory (Note: you don't want to overwrite your original config.php file)
  8. Browse to www.example.com/install/
  9. Click the Update tab
  10. Click the Update button
  11. Select "Update database only" and click Submit
  12. Wait for the progress bar to reach 100% and for a message indicating that the update has completed
  13. Delete or rename the /install/ directory
If that doesn’t help please fill out the Support Request Template and post it back here to enable us to assist you better.
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Re: Update from 3.0.12 to 3.2

Post by janus_zonstraal » Wed May 22, 2019 8:06 pm

Note that it is sometimes better to do the update in a few steps.
=> 3.0.14 => 3.1.0 and 3.2.7
Sorry! My English is bat ;) !!!

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