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Migrating forum from PunBB 1.4.2 to phpBB3

Post by sergiuhd » Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:33 pm

I want to migrate my forum from PunBB 1.4.2 to phpBB3 and I don't know how can I do this.

Can anyone tell me how?
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Re: Migrating forum from PunBB 1.4.2 to phpBB3

Post by sergiuhd » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:09 pm

Help please...

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Re: Migrating forum from PunBB 1.4.2 to phpBB3

Post by sergiuhd » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:16 pm

I kinda neeed

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Re: Migrating forum from PunBB 1.4.2 to phpBB3

Post by sergiuhd » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:17 pm

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Re: Migrating forum from PunBB 1.4.2 to phpBB3

Post by sergiuhd » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:18 pm

to send a pm to a member of the support team :|

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Re: Migrating forum from PunBB 1.4.2 to phpBB3

Post by D¡cky » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:40 pm

You need to have some patience.

Please read the rules or you won't get any help at all.
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Re: Migrating forum from PunBB 1.4.2 to phpBB3

Post by D¡cky » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:26 am

The conversion has to be done in two steps, convert punBB to phpBB2 then convert phpBB2 to phpBB3.

phpBB2 will need to be installed which you can get at phpBB 2.0.23
Use punBB 1.2 convertor to convert to phpBB2.

After the conversion to phpBB3, you will need to move the password salt field from punBB to phpBB3. You can do this with move_salt file in this post.

You will also need to upload a new auth_db.php so that you can login with the punBB passwords which is in this post.
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Re: Migrating forum from PunBB 1.4.2 to phpBB3

Post by sergiuhd » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:08 am

And how does this convertor works?

Can anyone do the work for me? I'm not really in this thing..

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Re: Migrating forum from PunBB 1.4.2 to phpBB3

Post by D¡cky » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:41 pm

Instructions for converting punBB to phpBB2 come with the convertor in a readme.txt file

Instructions for converting phpBB2 to phpBB3 are at convert to phpBB3.
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Re: Migrating forum from PunBB 1.4.2 to phpBB3

Post by rahulpsharma » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:17 pm

Hi.. I was also trying to migrate from Punbb 1.4.2 to phpbb2 first using the pun2phpbb converter... Did everything as per the readme.txt file... I got stuck up at the first step of conversion itself: Mysql Connection Test... I am getting a "MySQL connection Failed; Please check that you copied the punBB directory in your phpBB root directory" message...

I did the following:
1) Took a dump of punbb forum using MySQL Workbench 5.2 CE

2) Downloaded Phpbb2 and copied its files in a New Folder named 'MyForum' in webroot;

3) My existing punbb files are in Folder 'Forum' in webroot; So now my webroot has two folders: 'Forum' having existing punbb files and 'MyForum' where I copied the contents of phpbb2

4) Downloaded pun2phpbb and copied the entire folder in 'MyForum' folder in webroot...

5) Now pointed my web-browser to localhost/MyForum/Pun2phpbb/index.php

6) Clicked MySQL connection test and got the error...

Some other details:
My webserver is Abyss..
OS is Windows XP SP3
PHP Version is 5.2.10
Database: MySQL 5.5.6

Can you please help me locate what is it that I am missing...

Thanx in Adv
Regards
Rahul P Sharma

PS: I am a novice who has somehow managed to integrate the punbb forum by reading some detailed posts on net and now I am trying to migrate to phpbb3...

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Re: Migrating forum from PunBB 1.4.2 to phpBB3

Post by D¡cky » Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:59 pm

rahulpsharma wrote:Hi.. I was also trying to migrate from Punbb 1.4.2 to phpbb2 first using the pun2phpbb converter... Did everything as per the readme.txt file... I got stuck up at the first step of conversion itself: Mysql Connection Test... I am getting a "MySQL connection Failed; Please check that you copied the punBB directory in your phpBB root directory" message...
Did you install phpBB2?
Did you import the punBB database backup file into the phpBB2 database?
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Re: Migrating forum from PunBB 1.4.2 to phpBB3

Post by peteruoi » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:24 pm

Dicky plz help!
I have done the migration of punbb 1.4 to phpbb2 with your tool and all seemed ok. However when i see the forum its all ?????????? cause my posts were in greek. I saw the tables and they were in latin encoding while the punbb where in utf 8 .
i altered the latin tables to utf -8 i did the conversion again and its just the same...
Is there any possibility i f i continue with the migration from phpbb2 to phpbb 3 will it become correct?
plz i need your help...

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Re: Migrating forum from PunBB 1.4.2 to phpBB3

Post by prototech » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:36 pm

Please try using the convertor attached below. This will allow you to convert directly to phpBB3 instead of having to go through phpBB2 first. See the Convert How To for instructions on how to use the convertor.

The convertor will convert most of the data from your PunBB 1.4.x board, except for permissions. I do not plan on converting permissions as it is simply easier if the user assigns permissions after the conversion instead of having me try to guess what permissions are deemed necessary. Therefore, you won't see any forums until you actually assign permissions. If you encounter any other problems, please let me know.

Notes:
  • Passwords should work after converting, but there is always the possibility that they won't work for some users.
  • You may want to enable thumbnail creation in phpBB in the ACP => Attachment settings prior to running the converter, otherwise the full-sized images from the attachments extension (if you have it enabled) will be displayed in phpBB.
punbb14_convertor_0.0.4.zip
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Known problems
  • The [img] bbcode in signatures is parsed after conversion even if it's not allowed in PunBB.
Change log
0.0.4 (3/25/2013)
  • Attachments and private messages from official extensions are now converted.
  • The quote bbcode wasn't being parsed when quotation marks were missing around the username.
0.0.3 (3/7/2013)
  • Fixed a few issues with incorrect field names and a call to a missing function in phpbb_check_username_collisions().
  • Updated the authentication plugin to support passwords for PunBB 1.2.x where a salt was not used.
0.0.2 (1/27/2013)
  • Post reports are now converted.
  • Ban lists are now converted, but may contain errors.
  • Addressed some security oversights which allowed HTML to pass through in multiple fields.
Need help with MOD/style installations or other phpBB problems? Contact me for a quote.

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Re: Migrating forum from PunBB 1.4.2 to phpBB3

Post by prototech » Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:55 pm

New version uploaded which addresses some security issues as well as extends the convertor to include post reports and ban lists. The previous version was only downloaded by one person, so I would suggest that you use the new version as the older version poses multiple risks.
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Re: Migrating forum from PunBB 1.4.2 to phpBB3

Post by rahulpsharma » Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:21 am

Hi, I could successfully migrate from punbb1.4.2 to phpbb3.... It converted almost everything... Thanks for the wonderful converter and step by step details of the procedure...

However, I now realize that none of the image attachments which were uploaded in punbb got converted... There were plenty of images uploaded in punbb... Is there any way to get these images from punbb to my newly converted forum....!!

Thanks & regards
Rahul

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