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Post by bazza2210 March 13th 2018, 1:09 pm

Hi There, my question is a simple one - can the database of a phpbb2 forum be moved into a phpbb3 forum (both are forumotion), same founder in both cases (i am in the process of transferring the phpbb2 forum to me and I am the founder of the phpbb3 forum). It is a long story but the founder of the phpbb2 forum has decided to walk away after we had gone to the trouble of setting up a new one. About half of our users have already registered on the newer phpbb3 forum so the concern is what steps we may have to take to merge or replace the database.

Does the forum structure have to be identical in every way?

Will there be an issue with duplicate users?

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Post by Shek March 13th 2018, 2:40 pm

Hello friend...

If you talk about file for database of phpBB forums in your version 3.x, you don't export the database of Forumotion forums for your system phpBB... Sad BUT, you can export your database of your forum phpBB to Forumotion. Smile You can see this topic: https://help.forumotion.com/t133904-topic

Now, if you only change your version (of phpBB3 for phpBB2 as you say) on Forumotion, you can see this topic: https://help.forumotion.com/t138414-topic No is necessary change your Database for exchange your version. The system does for you alone. Very Happy

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Post by bazza2210 March 14th 2018, 12:29 am

Thanks...
Maybe I was not clear enough in my description of my enquiry.

The scenario is

2 forumotion forums - lets say A and B - A is phpBB2, B is phpBB3, same founder in both and they are small forums with approx 50 users

How to copy the database of A into B?

What problems there may be as a small number of users are using both with same usernames and the structure of both is similar but not exactly the same. It is a long story how this situation arose but I wont go into that.

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Post by Shek March 14th 2018, 1:06 am

In fact, what you want then is not possible to do. Sorry. Sad
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Post by mpelmmc March 14th 2018, 1:45 am

Hello @bazza2210

Indeed, as they told you this cannot be possible because you would need the Database from both forums: one to import the data and the other to export it.

So you would manually have to do everything on your own (creating the same topics etc).

Anyway and having read this:
bazza2210 wrote: It is a long story but the founder of the phpbb2 forum has decided to walk away after we had gone to the trouble of setting up a new one.

I believe there's a better solution Smile If the founder decided to walk away and leave/abandon the forum, there's a chance you can recover his account (the founder account) and use it yourself! Wink To know how, please read the following tutorial:
https://help.forumotion.com/t81878-recovery-or-change-founder-of-an-account#528888

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Post by brandon_g March 14th 2018, 12:47 pm

Hello,

You can also change the phpbb2 forum to phpbb3 as well if you want, you don't have to make a new forum.

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