IPB 2.0.4 to Phpbb 3.0.x

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{S'PORT}_Skillz
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IPB 2.0.4 to Phpbb 3.0.x

Post by {S'PORT}_Skillz » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:48 pm

So I am getting an old, dated database that needs to be converted to the latest version of Phpbb3. Now I realize the IPB install is extremely old, it hasn't been used in years but the community that used it wants to start it back up and convert the forums to something newer/modern. So...

What I think the best course of action would be to convert IPB 2.0.4 to a version of Phpbb2, then update Phpbb2 to the latest version of Phpbb2. Then convert that database to the latest Phpbb3 version.

I found this:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/rafphpb ... convertor/

I believe I need to download the Version 2.0.4 file to convert IPB 2.0.4 to PhpBB2, correct?

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Re: IPB 2.0.4 to Phpbb 3.0.x

Post by {S'PORT}_Skillz » Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:27 am

Well it's not working.

Conversion of the users work.
Conversion of the forums work.

When I start converting the posts, posts texts and topics it doesn't actually convert anything. Not sure where they end up.

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Re: IPB 2.0.4 to Phpbb 3.0.x

Post by Hauzer » Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:45 pm

Try converting your IPB 2.0.4 database to SMF 2.0; there is an active converter titled "Invision 2 to SMF 2-0." Once you're on SMF, use the SMF to phpBB 3 converter.

The SMF to phpBB converter was made to work with 3.0.9, and has been tested working on 3.0.11 too. When you're converting from SMF to phpBB, I'd use an older version of phpBB, preferably 3.0.11, then upgrade to the latest version (3.0.12).

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Re: IPB 2.0.4 to Phpbb 3.0.x

Post by {S'PORT}_Skillz » Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:47 pm

Thanks for the suggestions, but I got it to work. I used a newer version of the IPB --> Phpbb2 convertor and it converted the posts and topics correctly. I then converted Phpbb2 to Phpbb3. All seems to be well.

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Re: IPB 2.0.4 to Phpbb 3.0.x

Post by Hauzer » Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:53 pm

Great to hear converting your board was a success. Congratulations! :D
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