Converting from IPB 2.3.X TO PHPBB3

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Converting from IPB 2.3.X TO PHPBB3

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Hi. I'm willing to transfer my DB from a free IPB 2.3.X host to phpBB3. All I have is a Sql file. Can anyone help me with converting with sql file to phpBB3?
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You need to use the IPB 2.3.x converter which can be found here.

To start with, have a full read of the Converter FAQ which will give you some information on what you need to do to start the conversion process. If you don't understand bits of it or need some more assistance then post back.
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Re: Converting from IPB 2.3.X TO PHPBB3

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My problem is that I've a free host of IPB 2.3.6 AND I can't upload the PHPBB Files. I only have a sql file of my IPB Backup.
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Do you have some web hosting for your new phpBB3 installation? If you do you need to upload the .sql file into a database on your web host to be able to complete the conversion. You can also do this on your own computer if you want, see http://www.phpbb.com/kb/article/offline-conversions/
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So, I need to upload my sql file into store folder and run the conversion? That's it?
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Lutten wrote:So, I need to upload my sql file into store folder and run the conversion? That's it?
No, you need to make sure that the IPB database (that is currently in the SQL file) is inside a database on your host. This usually means taking the .sql file and uploading it via your hosting control panel into a database you have created, via something like phpMyAdmin in your control panel. The Converter FAQ that I linked to earlier explains all of this in more detail.

Once you have done this, you'll be able to start the conversion properly.
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My current host is a free host. So I can't upload any files.
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In that case you're going to find it basically impossible to convert your old board to your new board. You'd have to ask your phpBB3 host if they are able to convert it for you onto their systems, chances are they can't/won't.

Unfortunately the only way would be to find a decent paid for host, install phpBB3 yourself and then convert your IPB database to phpBB.
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Thanks. I shall go with you.
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Re: Converting from IPB 2.3.X TO PHPBB3

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Hi. I downloaded and installed the convertor. Then I ran the convertor. It asks a path for my board. What should be path? Should it be path of the SQL file? Should the sql file be in .gz format?

Help please.
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The path has to do with the address to your IPB board. The converter expects the relative path to your old board's files. So, - for instance - if the old board is located at http://www.yourdomain.com/forum and the phpBB3 installation is located at http://www.yourdomain.com/phpBB3, then the correct value would be ../forum. Note that the webserver user must be able to access the source installation's files.

Also, have a read of Convert How To.
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