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MyBB 1.8 > phpBB 3.0 ?

Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:57 pm
by El_Burrito_Grande
Does anyone know if this has been done successfully and if there are any converters that do this? Tried to do some searching but I'm only coming up with MyBB 1.6 stuff.

Re: MyBB 1.8 > phpBB 3.0 ?

Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:01 am
by El_Burrito_Grande
I got around to attempting this tonight.

Using this converter-


Using these instructions:


I got through step 6. Upon initiating step 7 I immediately got this error:

Fatal installation error

install_convert.php [ 958 ]

Could not find these tables
ยป mybb_reportedposts.

Please check your table prefix and try again.

Can anyone lend a hand? Thanks.

Re: MyBB 1.8 > phpBB 3.0 ?

Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:06 pm
by sinse73
The converter for phpBB 1.8 is here : viewtopic.php?f=486&t=2278541 , it's for phpBB 3.1, there isn't any converter for MyBB 1.8 > phpBB 3.0
However, it is no working...

I managed to have a conversion from a mybb 1.8 with the previously script you used, don't remember which solution worked: delete the part about "reportedpost" table importation (as i was: do not need this) in the script or copie the table under this name (it changed for mybb 1.8, google about it you should find it).
Anyway, I did not check if the whole conversion was good in the end and there was still the problem for images attachment reported in the end of the thread.
It would be better to have a word from prototech but he seems pretty far away~~ There is not too much support for the converters :/

Re: MyBB 1.8 > phpBB 3.0 ?

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:01 pm
by El_Burrito_Grande
Seems like I was able to get this to work. I'm surprised.

Problem is I am unable to log in to the admin account I had on the MyBB board. If I can log in is that account automatically set to admin on the new phpBB board? If not how do you get admin access?

Can't log in to that one because the reset password email isn't getting through. A test account I had on the MyBB board I was able to reset the password and log in to the phpBB board but that one doesn't have admin access.

Re: MyBB 1.8 > phpBB 3.0 ?

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:36 am
by Lumpy Burgertushie
if you have converted the board then you probably need to use the admin account username/password from the board you converted from to log in,.


Re: MyBB 1.8 > phpBB 3.0 ?

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:43 am
by El_Burrito_Grande
It wouldn't allow me to because it wouldn't send me the reset PW email for my admin acct. I figured out how to make a temp admin account though via phpmyadmin so it's all good.