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convert from phpbb 3.0.x to phpbb3.2.0

Post by hasan4pk » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:45 pm

Hi

I have a phpbb forum with some older version and tried for much to upgrade to phpbb 3.2.x but unable to convert all my post and forum data to new version.

I followed all listed guide line like copy config, files and images to new installation and run the update etc

I also try the command line tool like bin/cli migrate --safe-data etc

All gives me error for converting. Can I get help to manually import post and user data into new installation.

Please help me in the matter.

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Re: convert from phpbb 3.0.x to phpbb3.2.0

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:53 pm

you can't really import only part of the database. all of the tables are interconnected.

here is the best way to upgrade from 3.0 to 3.2



Upgrading from phpbb 3.0.x to phpbb 3.2.x
  • Your server must be running at least PHP 5.4
  • MODs for 3.0.x are incompatible with 3.2.x and their functionality will be removed in the update process.
  • Styles for 3.0.x cannot be installed or used on 3.2.x.
  1. Backup up your board's files and database
  2. Download the Support Toolkit. Install it and run the database cleaner to remove all old MODs from the database.
  3. Deactivate all styles except for prosilver
  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
  6. Delete all of your phpBB 3.0.x files EXCEPT for the following:
    • The config.php file
    • The /images/ directory
    • The /files/ directory
  7. Download the 3.2.x Full Package to your computer and unzip it.
  8. Delete the blank config.php file from it. (Note: you don't want to overwrite your original config.php file)
  9. Upload all the remaining files/folders to your server where your old board was.
  10. Browse to yourdomain.com/yourphpbb/install/ then click the update tab. Click update database only. This could take a long time on a large board, maybe hours.
  11. Delete the folder named /install/
  12. Hold one foot in the air and spin around in a circle three times saying "I am a phpbb guru".

if you follow all of those steps exactly, and in order, you should have no problems.

luck,
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Re: convert from phpbb 3.0.x to phpbb3.2.0

Post by Marz » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:56 am

I have converted my phpbb 2.0.22 to 3.0.14 successfully, and now I went to update to 3.2.1 following the steps above and I have a lot of successful or skipping log entries but now the script have halted for 2 hours on this screen. Should I wait or there is something wrong ?

EDIT: I could enter the forum, (no topics visible) but they seem to be visible when I log as administrator also showing number of posts and topics assumingly correctly. I had forum disabled when I ran the update. Please help !!!!
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Re: convert from phpbb 3.0.x to phpbb3.2.0

Post by Marz » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:05 am

False alarm!!! The conversion was successful. I expected a line saying conversion completed 100% at the end of the script or a message: you can remove the install dir. So I removed the install dir and the forum looks back to life. Hope 3.2.1 will not let me have scam posters now. I'm still beta testing the forum but looks positive.

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Re: convert from phpbb 3.0.x to phpbb3.2.0

Post by Mick » Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:54 pm

Marz wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:05 am
Hope 3.2.1 will not let me have scam posters now.
See Preventing Spam in phpBB3 and Knowledge Base - How to configure Q&A CAPTCHA. A strong Q&A (ie: the answer cannot be Googled) will stop 99% of spam registration attempts. Also, using the newly registered user group will give your mods the chance to vet each new candidate before they're let loose on your board if you so wish.
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