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XF 1.2 phpBB2 Attachment Mod - Best way to import to XenForo?

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by tyteen4a03, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. tyteen4a03

    tyteen4a03 Well-Known Member

    I might need this later, so will just ask here - what is my best option for importing phpBB2 w/ Attachment Mod into XenForo? I have a vBulletin 4 license, my friend has a IPB License, and passwords do not need to be preserved (I want everybody to reset their password so they are hashed with bcrypt)

    I'm not quite sure whether phpBB2 -> phpBB3 upgrade will preserve attachments, however vB's ImpEx says their importer will preserve attachments.

    I can afford writing my own code, as long as it's XF based.
  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I could only recommend upgrading to phpBB3, but I don't know what would happen to your attachments then. It's likely something that other people have gone through so there is probably something at phpBB to help.
  3. tyteen4a03

    tyteen4a03 Well-Known Member

    Just peeked at the code - it looks like the phpBB3 upgrade covers attachments. Guess I'll go that route.
  4. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Which attachment mod for phpBB2 are you using? The one I had was storing attachments in a directory called "userpix" and then inserting them into posts with the img BB code. The user controls for these weren't converted to phpBB3 when that was installed, so they all just remained as IMG BB codes in the posts.

    The built in attachemnts from phpBB3 were converted to XenForo though.
  5. Arty

    Arty Well-Known Member

    Yes, it should be converted. phpBB 2 -> 3 convertor was written by same developer who wrote that phpBB 2 mod and he added function to convert attachments.
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2013
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  6. localhost8080

    localhost8080 Well-Known Member

    I'm testing my import from phpbb2 to xen. it works if you import from phpbb2 to phpbb3 and then to xen.
    MattW likes this.
  7. smartpixels

    smartpixels Active Member

    I went the same route and it all works

    phpbb2 --> phpbb3 --> Xen 1.2 RC1

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