Support Request Template
What version of phpBB are you using?
: phpBB 3.0.11 - trying to restore so I can upgrade to 3.2
What is your board’s URL?
Which database type/version are you using?
: MySQL(i) 10.1.44-MariaDB-0ubuntu0.18.04.1
Which PHP version are you using?
Who do you host your board with?
How did you install your board?
: I used the download package from phpBB.com
Is your board a fresh install or a conversion?
: Conversion from phpBB2
What MODs do you have installed?
: I installed a whole slew of mods on my phpbb3.0.11 board back in the day. I had a portal, an album, a chatbox, a subscribe to a forum mod, and probably a few others. Maybe an enhanced attachments mod?
What styles do you currently have installed?
subsilver2 (not active)
What language(s) is your board currently using?
: British English
What is your level of experience?
: Comfortable with PHP and phpBB
What username can be used to view this issue?
: No answer given
What password can be used to view this issue?
: No answer given
When did your problem begin?
: I attempted a fresh install of 3.0.11 in order to restore a backup of an old forum with the intention to upgrade to the latest version. I installed new, it worked, I imported the backup of my db (with minimal trial and error), and the fresh install stopped working - gave me a 1054 error; when I searched your forum, it said that the system likely thought I had a phpbb2 board. Well, I had upgraded from 2 to 3 before my hosting service had its issues (2016). So, I re-installed the fresh 3.0.11 version with a new db and went through a conversion. After much trial and error, I was able to get the phpbb2 conversion to run, but a number of items came back as 'failed'. So, all it did was take the meta data and the main forum information... All the posts, users, etc. were not imported / converted. So, now I have 2 dbs... One with the data loaded from the old board, and one that's basically blank (connected to the board). I tried to switch the config files, and everything stopped working instantly, including the Support Toolkit, which I downloaded to help me 'clean the db'. So, essentially, I can't get the STK to work with the db that needs cleaning / converting.
Please describe your problem.
: New 3.0.11 install doesn't recognize heavily modded backup db / won't work with it. Is there a way to 'clean' my db, so I can keep the posts - all I want are the posts, really - and get the system upgraded to the latest version?
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