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dr_jivagos
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Copy phpbb contents to new forum without admin access

Post by dr_jivagos » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:35 pm

I have a fórum that it´s totally bugged now, and the company that hosts it isnt giving support anymore ( http://toc.informe.com/ ).
We are creating a new fórum hosted in our own servers.
Since we can´t access the admin page to backup the previous fórum, how could we manage to get all the history of the fórum in the new fórum.
I mean is there any possibility to copy the topics, posts, etc without admin access and import it into the new fórum (i mean without copy pasting all the posts... cause this is a huge fórum).
Any clue or help is appreciated.

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Re: Copy phpbb contents to new forum without admin access

Post by KevC » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:38 pm

You need the database. Informe do not generally give you access to that. I'm amazed they're still running phpBB2. We stopped supporting that 10 years ago!
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Re: Copy phpbb contents to new forum without admin access

Post by AmigoJack » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:27 am

If you have access to the file system (i.e. to upload a PHP file) then it's rather "easy" to get a copy of the database. If not, then it's a task that can be achieved only a hard way and even then not fully (as in: things that aren't visible to everyone, like private messages) - you'd have to pay good money for someone doing that.
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