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Post by Gardus »

Hi guys.
As I wrote in a different thread I converted my old IPB 1.3.1 Final to phpBB2, which was quite hard as it was the 1st time I tried something similar.
Now I have trouble converting it to phpbb3!

I'm working in local, using EasyPHP.
My mySQL database is around 600 MB.
I already fixed any timeout or size limitations with the php.ini file.

PhpBB2 now works fine, members, thread etc are all in the right places.

I installed PhpBB3 on the same local server, on a different database, it works fine with just the initial basic population.

Then I tried the 2.0->3.0 bundled converter.
It starts fine, it finds everything (files and database), it passes the 1st two steps but then when it gets to the "big stuff" it shuts up.
I receive some dll errors from EasyPHP, then the browser fail to load and sometimes the tab even closes itself.
I tried multiple times with the same results, trying resuming etc.

Any idea? Maybe some tinkering with the local server, does it need some specific options?

Thanks in advance for the help.
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Re: [split from] Convert from phpBB2 to phpBB3

Post by Gardus »

Anyone? Is there an alternative converter?
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Re: [split from] Convert from phpBB2 to phpBB3

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie »

what is "the big stuff"? what does "shuts up" mean? what are the exact errors you are getting?

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Re: [split from] Convert from phpBB2 to phpBB3

Post by Gardus »

In the end I did it on the remote server and it was successful.
Looks like my local mySQL server with EasyPHP had some issues.

It took quite some time to upload the php2 database and then convert it but finally my old IPB 1.3.1final forum, made in 2005, has been completely converted in phpBB3.

I still have to work on the skin and a few other stuff (custome titles don't work anymore) but it's working fine.
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