How to update forum from 2.0.X to 3.0.X?

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How to update forum from 2.0.X to 3.0.X?

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How to update forum from 2.0.X to 3.0.X?
with out datebase loss
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RC1 will contain a converter to go from phpBB2>3.
The current beta has it too but it's a bit glitchy and should not be used live.
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lol, hope it can!!!!!
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I would like to qualify the replies made so far.

for a vanilla board that is true - NO data loss.

BUT if you have mods which have modified the DB such as adding extra fields - they WILL be lost in the conversion.
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Re: How to update forum from 2.0.X to 3.0.X?

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Will I have to update php2.021 to php2.022 before updating to 3.0.x :?
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Re: How to update forum from 2.0.X to 3.0.X?

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If you currently have 2.0.21, it should be no problem to update to 2.0.22 if you have easymod installed… though I wouldn't think you would need to.
It should work great with 2.0.21.

So I would try it as-is, then if things don't work correctly… upgrade to 2.0.22
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better to update to .22 first at least for security reasons though.. why waiting?
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I haven't updated to .22 because not all of my mods have been done with Easymod, and I am a tad afraid that I will break something if I upgrade to .22, and was waiting with baited breath for 3 to go Gold.
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billril wrote: I haven't updated to .22 because not all of my mods have been done with Easymod, and I am a tad afraid that I will break something if I upgrade to .22, and was waiting with baited breath for 3 to go Gold.



it is a good habit in this cases to make a full backup of your forum and database first, also you could try it in localhost if you're confortable with this kind of things.

my 2€cents though.
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localhost is still a mystery to me and I have to use FTP to edit PHPbb files. Telnet is not available. I am able to run sql statements with Webmin, but don't really know much about that.
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billril wrote: I haven't updated to .22 because not all of my mods have been done with Easymod, and I am a tad afraid that I will break something if I upgrade to .22, and was waiting with baited breath for 3 to go Gold.

it is a good habit in this cases to make a full backup of your forum and database first, also you could try it in localhost if you're confortable with this kind of things.
my 2€cents though.

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billril wrote: localhost is still a mystery to me and I have to use FTP to edit PHPbb files. Telnet is not available. I am able to run sql statements with Webmin, but don't really know much about that.
3Di wrote:
billril wrote: I haven't updated to .22 because not all of my mods have been done with Easymod, and I am a tad afraid that I will break something if I upgrade to .22, and was waiting with baited breath for 3 to go Gold.

it is a good habit in this cases to make a full backup of your forum and database first, also you could try it in localhost if you're confortable with this kind of things.
my 2€cents though.

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Re: How to update forum from 2.0.X to 3.0.X?

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If you update using EasyMod, it will give you some errors if it's going to break anything… which if there's an error, you wouldn't be able to update anyways, so it wouldn't hurt anything to try.
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Re: How to update forum from 2.0.X to 3.0.X?

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Is it safe to assume that this converter will not support mods?
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Re: How to update forum from 2.0.X to 3.0.X?

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The converter will take the users, posts, forums, PMs etc but not any MODs (with the exception of the attachment MOD).
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