Now it's time to verify conversion from BB2 to BB3!

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Re: Now it's time to verify conversion from BB2 to BB3!

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MikeR wrote: No. Just update it to the new version like the phpBB2.Y to phpBB2.x does.
In otherwords, just delete the old forum and put the new v3 files in their place, then update the v2 database to v3.
This way, the links to the new phpBB3 forum are the same as they were for the old V2 forum.


I don't like the sound of that much... of course, there are still backups, but I'd much rather keep the old database tables intact until I'm well satisfied things have worked.

Also, with several users visiting each minute/second.. I want the 'forum closed' message to show on the old forum until the new one is prepared, tested, and confirmed working. At which point I can just rename a couple of folders (and update one field in the ACP) and suddenly reveal a new site. I don't want users to see a half-installed mess or anything behind the scenes.
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Re: Now it's time to verify conversion from BB2 to BB3!

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Jhong wrote: I don't like the sound of that much... of course, there are still backups, but I'd much rather keep the old database tables intact until I'm well satisfied things have worked.

Database conversion does not alter/delete phpBB2 tables, it makes a copy that fits for phpBB3. So you don't need any backup or anything (though that's suggested, of course).
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Re: Now it's time to verify conversion from BB2 to BB3!

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This actually makes since then. I wonder how it will effect people who are linked to a particular forum or catagory tho when you upgrade...I guess we'll find out.
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Re: Now it's time to verify conversion from BB2 to BB3!

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MikeR wrote: This actually makes since then. I wonder how it will effect people who are linked to a particular forum or catagory tho when you upgrade...I guess we'll find out.

The sensible way to do it is probably to lock the old forum, back up the db just in case, install phpBB3, run the converter and then change the folder names/script paths over so phpBB3 is on the same link and unlock the new forum.

I fancy setting up an index redirection and using a counter like they did on the main site. All the users will see is a counter with a reasonable amount of time on it (2 hours maybe) while I do everything behind the scenes.
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Re: Now it's time to verify conversion from BB2 to BB3!

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Kevin Clark wrote: I fancy setting up an index redirection and using a counter like they did on the main site. All the users will see is a counter with a reasonable amount of time on it (2 hours maybe) while I do everything behind the scenes.

...systematically failing the deadline... :razz:
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Re: Now it's time to verify conversion from BB2 to BB3!

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Nicholas the Italian wrote: ...systematically failing the deadline... :razz:
I must have missed the systematic part. :P
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Re: Now it's time to verify conversion from BB2 to BB3!

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Nicholas the Italian wrote:
Jhong wrote: I don't like the sound of that much... of course, there are still backups, but I'd much rather keep the old database tables intact until I'm well satisfied things have worked.

Database conversion does not alter/delete phpBB2 tables, it makes a copy that fits for phpBB3. So you don't need any backup or anything (though that's suggested, of course).


I know this :-) I was arguing against the suggestion that this not happen! Keep up! :lol:
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