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IPB v4.2.9 to PhpBB 3.2.2

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:19 pm
by avstu
Is there a converter with a guide on how to convert from IPB v4.2.9 to phpBB 3.2.2 without me losing any information?

My ipb forum: www.avillafan.com/forum

My new install of phpBB: www.avillafan.com/forums

Once converted I would like to also rename my phpbb folder to 'forum'

Thanks in advance for any help.

Re: IPB v4.2.9 to PhpBB 3.2.2

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:14 pm
by avstu
Anyone?

Was hoping for better support than this..

Re: IPB v4.2.9 to PhpBB 3.2.2

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:19 pm
by </Solidjeuh>
I searched google & forum ..
Just found this.. viewtopic.php?f=561&t=2400741#p14603141

Re: IPB v4.2.9 to PhpBB 3.2.2

Posted: Wed May 09, 2018 3:25 pm
by avstu
Froddelaar wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:19 pm
I searched google & forum ..
Just found this.. viewtopic.php?f=561&t=2400741#p14603141
Thanks for your reply. I looked at this myself but I can't seem to get it to work.

Sadly I think I am going to have to look at alternative forum software as the support here is very poor it has to be said.

Re: IPB v4.2.9 to PhpBB 3.2.2

Posted: Wed May 09, 2018 3:41 pm
by Mick
Can you explain what you mean by not being able to get it to work? Did you follow the method Ger used ie: IPB to phpBB Ver 3.0.12 first?

Re: IPB v4.2.9 to PhpBB 3.2.2

Posted: Wed May 09, 2018 3:52 pm
by avstu
I followed what he said but when I press submit on the convert page I just get a red box at the top of the conversion page and nothing happens regardless of what i do or change.

Re: IPB v4.2.9 to PhpBB 3.2.2

Posted: Wed May 09, 2018 4:23 pm
by Mick
avstu wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 3:25 pm
the support here is very poor it has to be said
Support here is carried out by volunteers, all on different time zones, if there happens to be no-one around that can answer your query it’s just a matter of being patient. And, it’s all free so you can’t really knock that. I suggest you drop Ger a PM - he’s very knowledgable on such matters, he may well help you in this topic if you ask nicely ;) Thinking about it could it be because of the IPB versions?

Re: IPB v4.2.9 to PhpBB 3.2.2

Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 12:36 pm
by Ger
Mick wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 4:23 pm
Thinking about it could it be because of the IPB versions?
That might just be the case. I've done a conversion from IPB 3.4 to phpBB 3.0.12 to phpBB 3.1.10 to phpBB 3.2.1
That very first step is already different since you are a major version higher with you IPB installation. I really have no idea about the IPB 4.x database or code, so I'm afraid I cannot really help you out here.