How to convert from IPB 3.4.x to the latest version of phpBB?

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How to convert from IPB 3.4.x to the latest version of phpBB?

Post by megatron_ » Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:14 pm

Hi everybody!

First of all, sorry for my bad english :lol:

Anyway, let's get started.. I've two questions/scenarios, hopefully someone can help me:
Can I convert a forum with IPB 3.4.x to the latest version of phpBB without losing any data?
I've seen there is a convertor for that version.. but, my doubt is, is it still buggy? It's updated regularly?

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It's more safe to do that conversion using an intermediate platform such as SMF?
For example, IPB --> SMF, and then SMF --> phpBB 3.2.2

Which of these two scenarios it's more safe and has more possibilities to be done without any problem/errors, by a semi-noob? :D
So, what do you suggest?

thx!

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Re: How to convert from IPB 3.4.x to the latest version of phpBB?

Post by megatron_ » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:10 am

Nobody can help me? an advice? :oops:

Thanks in advance!

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Re: How to convert from IPB 3.4.x to the latest version of phpBB?

Post by Mick » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:52 am

Have a look at this. Due to it's age it may be you have to convert to 3.0 first then you can upgrade to 3.2.2, you will have to do a bit of reading.
deanmoke wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:39 am
Just confirming that this converter works perfectly when converting to 3.0.12 as Sven2157 pointed out above. I just converted to phpBB 3.0.12 from IPB 3.4.8
BTW - As long as you have a good dB back up you have a bit of wiggle room.
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Re: How to convert from IPB 3.4.x to the latest version of phpBB?

Post by megatron_ » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:03 pm

Thank you!

But.. can you explain me, step by step, what i have to do? I'm a completely noob at this :lol:
Or i'm asking too much? :lol:

How can i obtain a good - and complete - back up of the dB? (mySQL)
(What i'm asking is: i have to do the dB back up from an FTP client, myphpACP or whatever?)
Can i test if the back up is good to procede to the next step?

Again, thanks in advance!

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Re: How to convert from IPB 3.4.x to the latest version of phpBB?

Post by janus_zonstraal » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:22 pm

Sorry! My English is bat ;) !!!

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Re: How to convert from IPB 3.4.x to the latest version of phpBB?

Post by Mick » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:48 am

megatron_ wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:03 pm
Can i test if the back up is good to procede to the next step?
Yes, it’s a good way to do things without the danger of killing anything, see Knowledge Base - Installing and Setting Up Your Own Web Server.
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Re: How to convert from IPB 3.4.x to the latest version of phpBB?

Post by megatron_ » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:24 am

Thank you both!

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Re: How to convert from IPB 3.4.x to the latest version of phpBB?

Post by megatron_ » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:24 am

I'm here again :lol:

Do you know anyone that succesfully done a conversion directly to 3.2.2?
Is it possible with that converter?
Or is it more safe to convert, first, to 3.0?

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Re: How to convert from IPB 3.4.x to the latest version of phpBB?

Post by Mick » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:01 am

megatron_ wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:24 am
Do you know anyone that succesfully done a conversion directly to 3.2.2?
Mick wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:52 am
Due to it's age it may be you have to convert to 3.0 first then you can upgrade to 3.2.2
3.2.2 wasn’t even around when the converter was written so I’d have to say no.
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