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phpBB2CH (ptifo) to phpBB3 convertor

Post by Tom V » Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:47 pm

A time ago I started this convertor. And it's working.

As far as I know, everything will be converted.
Except the predefined permissions, as they are almost impossible to do.

A few thing you maybe want to know:
- Main admins will be admins with founder status
- Admins and main admins will both in the admin group.
- attachments are converted

You can download it from http://m2tec.be/blog/2010/03/16/phpbb2ch-to-phpbb3

If I forgot something to convert, there is a bug/problem or got some questions, I would be happy to hear it.
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Re: phpBB2CH (ptifo) to phpBB3 convertor

Post by Tom V » Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:06 am

Added omega13a Birthday Mod converting support

And also gender mod support on request:
Malach's Gender mod to phpBB3: eviL<3's gender mod
You need to install the phpBB3 gender mod before converting and uncomment line 896-898 in convert_phpbb2CH.php

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//FIND
/*
                array('user_gender',            'users.user_gender',                'intval'),
*/
//REPLACE WITH (deleted "/*" and "*/")
                array('user_gender',            'users.user_gender',                'intval'), 

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Re: phpBB2CH (ptifo) to phpBB3 convertor

Post by Lord Phobos » Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:14 pm

I'm using this tool, but I'm going on "500: INTERNAL SERVER ERROR" issues, repeatedly, with no escape...

The process is always interrupted.
How can I avoid this, and why should it happen?

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Re: phpBB2CH (ptifo) to phpBB3 convertor

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Re: phpBB2CH (ptifo) to phpBB3 convertor

Post by Lord Phobos » Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:59 am

Yes, I'm having some problems due to the heavy presence of mods, but with that help I'm managing to save me, thanks. ;)

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Re: phpBB2CH (ptifo) to phpBB3 convertor

Post by Lord Phobos » Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:38 pm

Could you help me with that?

http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... &t=1277645

It is just the last thing I need...

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Re: phpBB2CH (ptifo) to phpBB3 convertor

Post by evepowr » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:08 pm

Im trying to use your mod and it just stalls on it and does nothing. I let it run for 2 days and nothing happened. I do have a larger site but after 2 days id assume it would be somewhere.

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Re: phpBB2CH (ptifo) to phpBB3 convertor

Post by Tom V » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:22 pm

I'll update ASAP ...

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Re: phpBB2CH (ptifo) to phpBB3 convertor

Post by Tom V » Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:02 pm

You can find my updated converter on my blog: http://m2tec.be/blog/2010/03/16/phpbb2ch-to-phpbb3

If anything is wrong, just tell me, I'm happy to help.
And check the KB as it can help you in some cases: http://www.phpbb.com/kb/category/instal ... onverting/

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Re: phpBB2CH (ptifo) to phpBB3 convertor

Post by a[c]e » Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:01 am

I am having big problems getting converted a CH board to a phpBB 3 board, and are getting desperate to fix it as my host is cutting support for PHP 5.3 (which I need to keep the CH board running)..

Any expert that could help out? Have tried to reach TomV without success.. All help will be very appreciated. Please send PM! :|

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Re: phpBB2CH (ptifo) to phpBB3 convertor

Post by Tom V » Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:30 pm

The link to my blogpost and the downloads are back up to date.
I hope just converting to phpBB 3.0 will work and from there on you can update to 3.1

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Re: phpBB2CH (ptifo) to phpBB3 convertor

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:37 pm

HI Tom,
I have been trying to use your convertor to help the previous poster with this.

he has a "lot" of subforums and sub-subforums and a "lot" of attachments using the ch attachments MOD.

when I ran your convertor it seemed to work but many of the posts are not there and of the almost 10000 attachments, only 47 get copied over in the conversion.

do you have any ideas?

I know this is very old,

thanks,
robert
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Re: phpBB2CH (ptifo) to phpBB3 convertor

Post by Tom V » Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:57 pm

Did you try converting offline? And maybe you can try to increase the memory limit of PHP.

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Re: phpBB2CH (ptifo) to phpBB3 convertor

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:00 pm

Tom V wrote:Did you try converting offline? And maybe you can try to increase the memory limit of PHP.
yep, I did it offline and the memory limit is fine. it did not stop or show any errors, it was just incomplete when it said it was successful.

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Re: phpBB2CH (ptifo) to phpBB3 convertor

Post by a[c]e » Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:30 pm

Thanks for your replies Tom and Lumpy!

Could it be an issue that I am running not the last versions of CH/CH attachments etc?

I am running the 2.1.6g version of the CH mod. I think there was a newer version available (2.1.6h?), but I never got it before the clanmckeen site went black :roll:

The phpBB version is 2.0.22 and the "Attachment for Categories Hierarchy" version is 1.0.6

The board contains even more attachments than Lumpy wrote. The current number is 90273 with more than 12GB of storage.. :?

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