1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

XF 1.4 Migration from PHPBB

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by Pascal Martin, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. Pascal Martin

    Pascal Martin Member

    Hi,
    I wish to make a phpbb migration to XenForo, is it possible to do the installation without disrupting PHPBB?

    PHPBB online - mydomain.com/forum
    XenForo temporary installation - mydomain.com/forum2

    After completing migration, rename forum2 in forum

    Thanks for help
     
  2. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Yes, the importer will only read the content of the database for the import, and won't edit anything on the live install. Make sure you close the board prior to migration, as to no loose any content posted during the migration.
     
  3. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  4. Pascal Martin

    Pascal Martin Member

  5. Pascal Martin

    Pascal Martin Member

    Install is ok, but when I use the import phpbb3.0, I have two errors on the path

    • The attachments directory could not be found.
    • The avatars directory could not be found.
     
  6. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    This generally means that the path you entered to those directories is in correct (they don't exist). What did you enter?
     
  7. Pascal Martin

    Pascal Martin Member

    forum/images/avatars/upload and forum/files

    Solved with : ../forum/images/avatars/upload and ../forum/files
     
  8. Pascal Martin

    Pascal Martin Member

    The migration is now complete, how can that change / forum2 / become / forum /
     
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You will need to delete or archive (rename) the phpBB directory.

    Then you can move/rename the XF directory.
    Make sure you update the Board URL in the ACP.
     
  10. Pascal Martin

    Pascal Martin Member

    In basic information > Board URL ?

    it does not work
     
  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    What doesn't work?
    That field is primarily for links in emails.
     
  12. Pascal Martin

    Pascal Martin Member

    Blank page, error 500
     
  13. Pascal Martin

    Pascal Martin Member

    Where is this option ?
     
  14. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The Board URL is unrelated to the 500 error.

    You may need to check the page source or server error log to determine what's triggering that.
     
  15. Pascal Martin

    Pascal Martin Member

    OK Brogan,

    Here the error in log server : PHP Fatal error: require(): Failed opening required '/home/projectfrance/www/forum2/library/XenForo/Autoloader.php'
     
  16. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Sounds like you're running into a bug with APC. Your best bet is to restart the web server (or FastCGI server) to clear the APC cache.
     
  17. Pascal Martin

    Pascal Martin Member

    Solved by restart of apache. Thanks
     

Share This Page