Converting and importing old ikonboard database

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Paul Arden
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Converting and importing old ikonboard database

Post by Paul Arden » Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:14 pm

Hi folks,

I run a discussion board using phpBB and very good it is too. I converted from ikonboard after they stopped having upgrades. Actually that's not entirely true, I started a new Board because I was put off exporting the ikonboard database because it is HUGE! And instead I use it as an archived forum.

The problem has come up in that I had to migrate servers, and after the migration the old Ikonboard forum isn't loading - it has a problem accessing the database and neither the host company nor cpanel can solve it.

So another option that I've considered is, is it possible to set up a phpBB board that can access the existing ikonboard database without getting into the old ikonboard admin and exporting it first? Or is there someway I can modify the database without ikonboard running?

Very many thanks for any help you can offer.

I don't know if I've explained that very well by the way :D

Cheers, Paul
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Re: Converting and importing old ikonboard database

Post by david63 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:35 pm

If you are asking if you can use your ikonboard database with phpBB files then the answer will be no.

The best option I can find, and it is not ideal, is to look in the 3.0 Converters forum and see if there is a version that will convert your version of ikonboard to phpBB 3.0.x and then upgrade it to phpBB 3.2.

Failing that Mr Google may be able to find something.
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