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Post by MarkDHamill » Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:21 am

I'm curious what are some of the largest phpBB forums out there. This forum has 4.1M posts. Are there any bigger?

I recently upgraded a client with 1.2M posts and expect to soon upgrade another client with 2.4M posts. The 1.2M took more than a day on a virtual server.
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Re: Large phpBB forums

Post by 3Di » Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:29 am

posts 98.680.527 https://www.bokt.nl/forums/ more than 96M.

I have seen a lot with more than 14/18/24/30 M posts as well.
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Post by MarkDHamill » Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:32 am

Interesting. Looks like a phpBB 2 forum. That's huge and maybe its size has made upgrading inadvisable.
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Post by 3Di » Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:42 am

You may ask the owner: memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=184 ;)

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Post by Paul » Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:57 am

Iam pretty sure it is a modified phpBB3 with a subsilver2 based style. Bart is a former phpBB developer
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Post by KYPREO » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:06 am

Mine has almost 2M posts with 6GB database. I migrated servers and did a long overdue upgrade from 3.0.x to 3.2.2. The phpBB update took around 12-18 hours on a VPS in Windows Server environment. I had to use the CLI to do the installation, as it would repeatedly time out on the GUI version. It then needed a lot of further work getting the styles up to date, parsing the database (I had to do this manually via CLI as well, as it was taking too long using the inbuilt cron task), adding extension to re-enable old functionality etc. Probably over 100 hours work all up.
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Post by Mick » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:56 am

There’s a lesson there.
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Post by Ger » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:40 am

MarkDHamill wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:21 am
I'm curious what are some of the largest phpBB forums out there. This forum has 4.1M posts. Are there any bigger?

I recently upgraded a client with 1.2M posts and expect to soon upgrade another client with 2.4M posts. The 1.2M took more than a day on a virtual server.
I'm working on a 1M board currently running IPB 3.4. Migrating to 3.0 -> 3.1 -> 3.2 and then reparsing takes about 2 - 3 hours in total on a pretty basic local Ubuntu install. I wonder why it's taking you that long.
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Re: Large phpBB forums

Post by </Solidjeuh> » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:20 am

Paul wrote:
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Iam pretty sure it is a modified phpBB3 with a subsilver2 based style. Bart is a former phpBB developer
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Post by KYPREO » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:54 am

Mick wrote:
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There’s a lesson there.
Yep sure is. Unfortunately, I only assumed responsibility for server maintenance this year, so having to catch up on 8 years worth of updates was not by choice :? I have to say though that despite the long time between updates, the process was pretty straightforward with all the support documentation and this board. Most of the work was in server setup and tweaking and customising the forum rather than phpBB itself. Kudos and many thanks to all the staff and contributors on that front.
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Re: Large phpBB forums

Post by JLA » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:57 pm

MarkDHamill wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:21 am
I'm curious what are some of the largest phpBB forums out there. This forum has 4.1M posts. Are there any bigger?

I recently upgraded a client with 1.2M posts and expect to soon upgrade another client with 2.4M posts. The 1.2M took more than a day on a virtual server.
We are currently over 400 Million posts on phpbb2 with close to 100 million attachments

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Re: Large phpBB forums

Post by 3Di » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:15 pm

JLA wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:57 pm
We are currently over 400 Million posts on phpbb2 with close to 100 million attachments
Congrats. :shock:
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Re: Large phpBB forums

Post by JLA » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:57 pm

3Di wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:15 pm
JLA wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:57 pm
We are currently over 400 Million posts on phpbb2 with close to 100 million attachments
Congrats. :shock:
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Re: Large phpBB forums

Post by Heo32 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:15 pm

MarkDHamill wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:32 am
Interesting. Looks like a phpBB 2 forum.
It's a phpBB 3.0.3 setup.

https://www.bokt.nl/forums/docs/CHANGELOG.html
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Re: Large phpBB forums

Post by JLA » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:44 pm

Heo32 wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:15 pm
MarkDHamill wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:32 am
Interesting. Looks like a phpBB 2 forum.
It's a phpBB 3.0.3 setup.

https://www.bokt.nl/forums/docs/CHANGELOG.html
Wonder if Gaia online (they were the largest phpbb2 based forum) still is running phpbb2 or phpbb3 based code. Lanzer made alot of changes years ago but I've yet to see any recent posts from him on the status of that site.

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