[BETA] IPB 1.3 to phpBB3 Convertor

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Re: [BETA] IPB 1.3 to phpBB3 Convertor

Post by cSkins » Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:36 pm

Any recent users have any success with this converter? Anything important that doesn't get converted?

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Re: [BETA] IPB 1.3 to phpBB3 Convertor

Post by izibizi » Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:31 pm

"just put the 3 files in the convertor directory of phpbb then go to install page..."

i dont see a "convertor" directory on my fresh install of phpbb 3

what is the install page name?

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Re: [BETA] IPB 1.3 to phpBB3 Convertor

Post by Gardus » Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:58 pm

Hi guys. After years of using IPB 1.3.1 Final out of laziness to pass to a newer platform, I decided to go for it.
The problem is I don't know which converter use.
This looked like the best one but it seems the link doesn't work anymore!
Help please!

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Re: [BETA] IPB 1.3 to phpBB3 Convertor

Post by JarlSX » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:49 pm

i'm also looking for this convertor, my forum desperately needs an upgrade, but i dont want to start all over

are there any other convertors?

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Re: [BETA] IPB 1.3 to phpBB3 Convertor

Post by Gardus » Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:20 pm

Hi JarlSX, did you have any success?

As the link in the 1st post of this database doesn't work anymore, and there's no trace of the converter in the forum http://forums.grenouille.com (I registered) I looked for an alternatives.

Here's where I am with the procedure:

I used phpmyadmin in my remore hostign server to extract my current ipb 1.3.1 Final SQL database.
I installed EasyPHP on my pc, set up phpMyAdmin in local, and loaded the SQL database (700 MB!).
It took some tinkering to avoid a timeout.

I installed phpBB2 on my local server, so it creates a new database (name "phpbb2")
Then i erased it and copied the previously loaded ipb database with the phpbb db name "phpbb2"
Basically what I did was to have all the ipb_ entries under the phpbb2 db.

Now I'm trying this:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/rafphpb ... ision1_3b/
I had to modify the execution time in the php.ini (look in the easyphp folder) as it was stopping after 500/1000 entries.

Get in contact with me maybe we can sort this out toghether.

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Re: [BETA] IPB 1.3 to phpBB3 Convertor

Post by Gardus » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:00 am

Success!
Conversion IPB 1.3.1 to phpbb 2 done.
Now I have phpbb2 working with all my old threar, posts and members.
Categories are a bit of a mess, just have to re-create some subgroup and put everything in place but it's easy.
If somebody needs help let me know.

I'm now having some issues converting phpbb2 to phpbb3 running the built-in converter on my local server.
I'll post my issue in the phpbb2->phpbb3 thread.

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Re: [BETA] IPB 1.3 to phpBB3 Convertor

Post by KiwiTek » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:26 am

My first problem is that EasyPHP doesn't seem to run on windows 7! It installed but once you click the icon nothing happens.

Have done the usual reboot, run as admin, troubleshoot compatibility all to no avail.

Any ideas?

Can the converter be run on the web server instead on a local computer?

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Re: [BETA] IPB 1.3 to phpBB3 Convertor

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:49 pm

yes you can run it on the server instead of your computer. however, you should make backups of everything before you start .

also, easyphp is very old. you should try xampp or wamp instead. they both work on windows 7 with no problems.


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Re: [BETA] IPB 1.3 to phpBB3 Convertor

Post by Gardus » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:51 pm

KiwiTec did you succed?
My board is working perfecly now, if you need help let me know.

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Re: [BETA] IPB 1.3 to phpBB3 Convertor

Post by marvin-miller » Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:57 am

I could use a hand with this app. I have IPB 1.3.1 and phpBB3

I just need general help as the instructions seemed designed for folks running off a desktop. I have a MySQL dB and a web server.

So I imported the ibf tables into my phpBB3 dB and then ran the web-based utility. Thing is, I have no idea what it's supposed to do. It did not populate the phpBB3 tables with data. I can't seem to find any file that it may have created either.

So I don't really understand how this app is supposed to work. Is it supposed to read a backup file and then massage the data? Any broad help would be appreciated!

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Re: [BETA] IPB 1.3 to phpBB3 Convertor

Post by marvin-miller » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:51 am

Update: Help no longer required. I manually re-created every post from my old site and brought them into phpBB by copying and pasting and then changing the usernames for each post as required.

Lot's of work, but it's done.

I would suggest that anyone looking to do a conversion using this mod consider it to be completely unsupported :shock:

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Re: [BETA] IPB 1.3 to phpBB3 Convertor

Post by CarpCharacin » Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:40 am

i can not download it.

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Re: [BETA] IPB 1.3 to phpBB3 Convertor

Post by CarpCharacin » Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:47 am

any place to download it?

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Re: [BETA] IPB 1.3 to phpBB3 Convertor

Post by marvin-miller » Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:50 am

marvin-miller wrote:...I would suggest that anyone looking to do a conversion using this mod consider it to be completely unsupported :shock:

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Re: [BETA] IPB 1.3 to phpBB3 Convertor

Post by CarpCharacin » Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:32 am

marvin-miller wrote:
marvin-miller wrote:...I would suggest that anyone looking to do a conversion using this mod consider it to be completely unsupported :shock:
i consider it unsupported but i need some convertor

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