phpBB2 -> phpBB3 Upgrade Script Discussion

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How do you use the upgrade script? It just gives me a blank page when I try and run it?
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cwcollector wrote: How do you use the upgrade script? It just gives me a blank page when I try and run it?


Hi there,

You must use the script this way:

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Oddly enough, it never gives me the option to convert. I am using the same database.
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cwbullet wrote: Oddly enough, it never gives me the option to convert. I am using the same database.


Which version are you using?
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Have gone though the normal installation process of the 3.x board first?

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cwcollector wrote: How do you use the upgrade script? It just gives me a blank page when I try and run it?


You can try and lower the values in install_convert.php. The blank page could mean that you have "timedout" to the server. It worked for me.

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	// Batch size, can be adjusted by the conversion file
	var $batch_size = 2000;
	// Number of rows to be inserted at once (extended insert) if supported
	var $num_wait_rows = 10;
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I have the CVS version. I did go through the installation but can not find the update button.
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While not a 'true' test I have tested the upgrader on my local machine (running xampp), it performed perfectly. I am quite keen to test it on the actual forum / server. Can someone just confirm that (having performed a full backup etc) that the process will have no effect on the current forum ? and that can continue to run with no adverse effects ? I am assuming that the converter will work on a snapshot of the database as it was at the moment of conversion & that any changes made to the original database after the conversion will have no effect ...

If thats the case I can advise a small number of users of the url of the phpBB3 forum post conversion and they can explore it & when testing is complete / RC1 comes along it, together with the new tables can be deleted with no adverse effects.

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oldlock wrote: While not a 'true' test I have tested the upgrader on my local machine (running xampp), it performed perfectly. I am quite keen to test it on the actual forum / server. Can someone just confirm that (having performed a full backup etc) that the process will have no effect on the current forum ? and that can continue to run with no adverse effects ? I am assuming that the converter will work on a snapshot of the database as it was at the moment of conversion & that any changes made to the original database after the conversion will have no effect ...

If thats the case I can advise a small number of users of the url of the phpBB3 forum post conversion and they can explore it & when testing is complete / RC1 comes along it, together with the new tables can be deleted with no adverse effects.

TIA

Paul


Yes, I can confirm that. We're on a dedicated and I copied our forum database to a new account. You can see the phpbb2 forum running live - and the phpbb3 forum the converter moved over.

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OK, thanks.

Will give it a try.
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