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Re: Convert from phpBB2 to phpBB3

Post by Eelke » Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:46 am

Try switching the style to default (either prosilver or subsilver) and see whether you still get the error.

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Re: Convert from phpBB2 to phpBB3

Post by fmeos » Thu May 01, 2008 7:44 am

Make sure your style files uploaded fully (maybe some missing) upload style files through ftp and check if it works, or change style for some time and check its start working or not.
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Re: Convert from phpBB2 to phpBB3

Post by guacamalin » Thu May 08, 2008 8:37 am

I am having problems with the board path also:

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/board is the path to my phpBB2 forums I want to convert from.
I've tried changing the name and that didn't work.

Any ideas?

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Re: Convert from phpBB2 to phpBB3

Post by Eelke » Thu May 08, 2008 8:55 am

So, is your old board located inside a subdirectory of the location where you installed phpBB3? My guess is, it is not :)

Please not the explanation below the "Board path" label:
"This is the relative[/i] path on disk to your former board from the root of this phpBB3 installation".

This means that if your phpBB3 installation is in /phpBB3 and your phpBB2 installation is in /board, you would enter as the board path"../board".

The double dots are to move you up one level in the directory hierarchy.

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Re: Convert from phpBB2 to phpBB3

Post by guacamalin » Thu May 08, 2008 3:47 pm

Nice!
Thank you very much!
I didn't assume the periods were part of the path :oops:

Thank you very very much :D

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Re: Convert from phpBB2 to phpBB3

Post by smash.rs » Thu May 15, 2008 12:03 am

Hi all,
I'm sorry for bring up this topic, but i was having a similar problem.
Now im having this:
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My old forum was 2.0.22, so it should be phpbb_ right???
This (the "phpbb_") isnt working...

Anybody know what it could be?
Thanks.

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Re: Convert from phpBB2 to phpBB3

Post by D¡cky » Thu May 15, 2008 3:48 am

If you don't know what the table prefix is for your phpBB2 board, you can look at the phpBB2 database with phpMyadmin and see what the table prefix is, or you can open the phpBB2 config.php file with a text editor and see what the table prefix is.
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Re: Convert from phpBB2 to phpBB3

Post by Eelke » Thu May 15, 2008 6:04 am

(phpbb_ is just the default, it might have been changed when phpBB2 was installed).

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Re: Convert from phpBB2 to phpBB3

Post by smash.rs » Thu May 15, 2008 6:23 pm

Thanks guys.
I've take a look at the config.php and the table prefix is "phpbb_" as default...but the informations about database, user, host are the old ones (i copied the old forum to the new host where the phpbb3 is).
So i made a backup of that config, and change the settings for the new one...
Still, i got the same error:


The table prefix needs to be the one used by the software you are converting from.
» Specified table prefix was phpbb_.

Does anyone know what it could be?
Thanks again.

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Re: Convert from phpBB2 to phpBB3

Post by D¡cky » Fri May 16, 2008 2:53 am

Did you transfer the phpBB2 database from the old host to the new host as well as the files? Does the phpBB2 board work?

The phpbB2 database needs to be on the same host as the phpBB3 database. The convertor is asking you for the information to access the phpBB2 database. If yoiu don't know what this information is, you will have to ask your host.
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Re: Convert from phpBB2 to phpBB3

Post by abcdefg » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:18 am

D!cky

You are an absolute LEGEND! I have been reading on phpBB stuff over the last 24 hours and have learned from your comments so much!

Thank you. It is much appreciated.

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Re: Convert from phpBB2 to phpBB3

Post by natherul » Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:14 am

Im sorry to have to ask this since its probably been answered but I cant seem to get it to work at all...

Im gettng the same issue as OP and my adresses are:

old: tue.nu/vamp/forum/
new: tue.nu/vamp/phpBB3/ (going to rename it to forum once the migration is done)

the path I specify is "../forum" and by my understanding that should be correct, but it does not accept it.

What could be wrong?

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Re: Convert from phpBB2 to phpBB3

Post by KevC » Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:36 am

natherul wrote:old: tue.nu/vamp/forum/
That is already phpBB3.

In fact you're updating from 3.0 to 3.1 not 2 to 3.

You don't need to know the path.

You do this
viewtopic.php?f=466&t=2232411#convert3
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Re: Convert from phpBB2 to phpBB3

Post by natherul » Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:45 am

wow, dont I feel like an idiot...

thanks anyway. And I should look at the versions before I assume Im one major version away from the latest

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