Upgrade from phpbb2 to phbb3

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twva
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Upgrade from phpbb2 to phbb3

Postby twva » Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:01 am

Can I upgrade an installatron-installed version of phpbb2 (2.0.22) to phpbb3 (3.0.4) via the installatron upgrade method?

Rowan
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Re: Upgrade from phpbb2 to phbb3

Postby Rowan » Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:10 am

Hi,

No, you can't upgrade a 2.x phpBB to 3.x, they're basically two different programs.

After performing an install, phpBB3's "Convert" tab is available, in Installatron, that can be used to import and convert an existing 2.x install.

Rowan.

twva
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Re: Upgrade from phpbb2 to phbb3

Postby twva » Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:16 am

Thanks for the reply. So I follow these steps, correct?
Install phpbb3 via Installatron
Convert phpbb2 to phpbb3 via Installatron
Delete phpbb2 via Installatron

Rowan
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Re: Upgrade from phpbb2 to phbb3

Postby Rowan » Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:27 pm

I havent used it myself, so I would recommend doing tests first, but here is what it looks like:

. Install phpBB3 with Installatron. When you're at the External Task step, instead of clicking "External Task is Complete" at the point suggested by the install process, ignore that and continue to the "Convert" tab. That will ask you for information about the old phpBB2 installation, and will then attempt to convert its content. Once the Convert is complete you can click "External Task is Complete" and continue in Installatron.
. Then, if everything looks good, you can uninstall phpBB2 with Installatron.

I dont know what the process is if you want 3 in the same place as 2, because they need to be separate for Convert to work. phpBB's Convert documntation might give some suggestions.

Rowan

twva
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Re: Upgrade from phpbb2 to phbb3

Postby twva » Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:37 pm

Thanks for the help. We'll try this tomorrow, inshallah.

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Re: Upgrade from phpbb2 to phbb3

Postby twva » Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:13 pm

Did the conversion this afternoon and it seems to have worked great. Thanks for the help.


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