Vard wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:07 pm
What's the routine to follow for getting the board up on localhost? Can I get a summary so I'm not fumbling around in the dark while reading, what I assume, will be pages of instructions to get this board running?
Download usbwebserver version 8.6.1 (https://usbwebserver.yura.mk.ua/
). This uses php 5.6
Install (e.g. in c:/usbwebserver) and in the /root make a directory /forum
in /forum extract the phpbb files (from the backup) board was running on.
Use your database backup (which worked with the files you just used) to make and populate a database which you will use for your board.
Edit the config.php to reflect the new situation. (keep a copy of the config.php for reference)
Browse to your board and verify that everything is working as expected.
Prepare your board for updating (checking extensions and removing if necessary, same with styles).
Follow the 3.1 to 3.2 update instructions (full package) and upgrade to 3.2. Test.
Once succesful, take a backup of the database and import that into your online database. Replace your online files with the 3.2.8 files (edit your online config.php to reflect the change in structure for 3.2.8). Check the board configuaration (cookie settings, server settings and edit if necessary)
Congratulations, your board is back online and updated to 3.2.8.
PS, I advised USBWebserver because you won't have to worry about configuring it. (There are better packages but configuring those will take longer than the whole USBWebserver installation + upgrade)
A couple of reads which may clarify a few things.
https://www.phpbb.com/support/docs/en/3 ... eb-server/
https://www.phpbb.com/support/docs/en/3 ... ase-dumps/
https://www.phpbb.com/support/docs/en/3 ... or-domain/