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Help with migrating SMF 2.09 -> phpBB3.1.3

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:35 pm
by ryanpal
hello everyone, i've decided to convert our forum from SMF to phpBB

my webhost is bluehost, here's what i've done so far:

-installed brand new phpBB forum on server
-obtained converter (smf20_convertor_0.4.4.zip) from here viewtopic.php?p=13219422#p13219422
-uploaded those files to the phpBB folders (http://www.reiunite.com/community/install/)

when i go to http://www.reiunite.com/community/install/index.php (as per the instructions) i see this message: Sorry but this board is currently unavailable.

i never see a convert button and when i go to the converter files http://www.reiunite.com/community/install/convertors/ i see a blank screen.

any suggestions?

thanks in advance!

Re: Help with migrating SMF 2.09 -> phpBB3.1.3

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:47 pm
by Lumpy Burgertushie
you can't go from smf straight to 3.1.3
you will have to convert to 3.0 first.
then once it is all working properly in 3.0 you can upgrade the phpbb 3.0 board to the phpbb 3.1.3

robert

Re: Help with migrating SMF 2.09 -> phpBB3.1.3

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:49 pm
by ryanpal
thank you for your fast reply. the install was done via bluehost panel. i'll have to figure out how to do this manually.

i'm sure i'll have more questions shortly :)

Re: Help with migrating SMF 2.09 -> phpBB3.1.3

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:55 pm
by Lumpy Burgertushie
first thing to do is to delete the 3.1 board you installed using bluehost's one click thingy.

then, download the current 3.0 version from here and install it on your hosting account following the instructions found here and in the docs folder of the download.

then, once it is installed and working properly follow the instructions for the smf convertor to convert smf to phpbb 3.0

once that is done and working properly you can then upgrade your new 3.0 board to the 3.1 board following those upgrade instructions also found here and in the docs folder etc.


robert