migrating / upgrade from 3.0.12 to 3.2

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migrating / upgrade from 3.0.12 to 3.2

Post by aalishan » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:18 am

Hi ,
My current forum version is 3.0.12.
can someone please advise the easiest way to upgrade forum to latest stable version.
Thanks in advance

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Re: migrating / upgrade from 3.0.12 to 3.2

Post by Mick » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:25 am

Upgrading from phpbb 3.0.x to phpbb 3.2.x
  • Your server must be running at least PHP 5.4 and less than PHP 7.1
  • Most MODs for 3.0.x are incompatible with 3.2.x and their functionality will be removed in the update process.
  • Styles for 3.0.x cannot be installed or used on 3.2.x.
  1. Backup up your board's files and database
  2. Download the Support Toolkit. Install it and run the database cleaner to remove all old MODs from the database.
  3. Deactivate all styles except for prosilver
  4. Ensure that the activated spambot countermeasure is one of the standard phpBB plugins (Simple image, GD image, GD 3D image, Q&A, reCaptacha).
  5. Set British English as the only language pack
  6. Delete all of your phpBB 3.0.x files EXCEPT for the following:
    • The config.php file
    • The /images/ directory
    • The /files/ directory
    • The /store/ directory
  7. Upload the contents of the phpBB3 directory from the uncompressed 3.2.x Full Package (EXCEPT for config.php) into your forum's directory (Note: you don't want to overwrite your original config.php file)
  8. Browse to yourdomain.com/yourphpbb/install/ then click the update tab. Click update. then submit for update database only.
  9. Delete the folder named /install/
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Re: migrating / upgrade from 3.0.12 to 3.2

Post by willgs » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:52 am

i tried this so many times but after uploading the new files, the webpage gives me 404 all over the subdirs and the root directory of my webpage too i have php 5.6.30 btw. how can i make install page appears. please help!

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Re: migrating / upgrade from 3.0.12 to 3.2

Post by stevemaury » Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:18 pm

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Re: migrating / upgrade from 3.0.12 to 3.2

Post by numberinn » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:35 pm

Just if someone is going to have my same problem in the future:
I followed Mick's directions to upgrade from 3.0.12 to 3.2.5, but I had some strange errors during the DB update: solved setting 777 filesystem permissions to the phpbb directory, subdirectories and files, then reverting them back to defaults after the upgrade.

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