Going from 3.0.x to 3.1.x to 3.2.x to 3.3.x (eventually)

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meisterberger
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Going from 3.0.x to 3.1.x to 3.2.x to 3.3.x (eventually)

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My forum is currently on 3.0.5, I want to eventually get it to the latest stable release.

I've tried Lumpy's 3.0 to 3.2 method outlined below several times on two different computers (one Windows, one Ubuntu) and can not get anywhere.

Now I'm going to try going to 3.1.x then to 3.2.x

Does Lumpy's method below work for 3.0.x to 3.1.x as well?

Thanks


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all of that is assuming that you have that kind of access to the server and know how to do all that.
for the rest of us, this is the best/basically the only good way to upgrade ( not update ) from 3.0 to 3.2:
Upgrading from phpbb 3.0.x to phpbb 3.2.x

Your server must be running at least PHP 5.4
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.

Backup up your board's files and database
Download the Support Toolkit. Install it and run the database cleaner to remove all old MODs from the database.
Deactivate all styles except for prosilver
Ensure that the activated spambot countermeasure is one of the standard phpBB plugins (Simple image, GD image, GD 3D image, Q&A, reCaptacha).
Set British English as the only language pack
Delete all of your phpBB 3.0.x files EXCEPT for the following:
The config.php file
The /images/ directory
The /files/ directory
Download the 3.2.x Full Package to your computer and unzip it.
Delete the blank config.php file from it. (Note: you don't want to overwrite your original config.php file)
Upload all the remaining files/folders to your server where your old board was.
Browse to yourdomain.com/yourphpbb/install/ then click the update tab. Click update. This could take a long time on a large board, maybe hours. Dont give up.Keep clicking the continue button until you get a success message.
Delete the folder named /install/
Hold one foot in the air and spin around in a circle three times saying "I am a phpbb guru".

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Re: Going from 3.0.x to 3.1.x to 3.2.x to 3.3.x (eventually)

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I have been successful going directly from 3.0.x to 3.3.0. It is worth a try.
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Re: Going from 3.0.x to 3.1.x to 3.2.x to 3.3.x (eventually)

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Hi Steve,

I tried 3.0.5 to 3.2.0 a few times but it didn't work. Tried it on a Windows 10 machine and on a Ubuntu machine.

Just didn't work. kept running into snags.

The last one that when I tried to run the install in order to update the database, all I got was a totally blank white screen.

That's why I'm thinking I need to go in smaller steps. First to 3.1.x, then to 3.2.x and finally 3.3.x

I'm sure I'll eventually get it. Just have to be patient and keep trying different things.

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Re: Going from 3.0.x to 3.1.x to 3.2.x to 3.3.x (eventually)

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meisterberger wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:26 am
I tried 3.0.5 to 3.2.0 a few times but it didn't work. Tried it on a Windows 10 machine and on a Ubuntu machine.

Just didn't work. kept running into snags.
Does you 3.0.5 have any mods? What size is the database?
Which snags?
We should embrace problems, without which there wouldn't be any solutions.

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Re: Going from 3.0.x to 3.1.x to 3.2.x to 3.3.x (eventually)

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warmweer wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:16 am
meisterberger wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:26 am
I tried 3.0.5 to 3.2.0 a few times but it didn't work. Tried it on a Windows 10 machine and on a Ubuntu machine.

Just didn't work. kept running into snags.
Does you 3.0.5 have any mods? What size is the database?
Which snags?
No mods.
Database is 5 MB

Sometimes completely blank screen.
Sometimes Content Encoding Errors
Sometimes Config_text not found

Just an array of errors.
I'm thinking maybe if I try to go to 3.1 then 3.2 then 3.3 I might have better luck

They could all be related to coming from vB ?

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