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Migrate old Forum Database to phpBB 3 (PHP CLI Script to do conversion)
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  • Posted: Sun, Feb 19, 2012
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Short Summary: Create a php command line script that I can run that will convert the members and posts of my old forum to a new one.

I have a community based website for a group of gamers. I'd like to migrate the existing forum posts to be based on phpBB3 and don't have an on hand conversion tool to do the job, nor the time to do it myself.

The existing forum is running inside a Mambo (4.5.4) based website, using Simpleboard Forum Component 1.0.4-Beta1. The new website will be running phpBB 3.0.10 .

The existing user passwords can be reset and forum attachments do not need to be copied, otherwise the existing forums, users and their posts need to be migrated to the new site, by the PHP script.

I would prefer a script I can run, rather than you provide me with the new database, so that I can minimise the downtime on the site migration and schedule the switch.

I do not want to have to run the script against the websites, just against the databases, if possible.

For example, fr...

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Desired Skills
MySQL Administration, PHP, PHPBB
Job ID: 28777157
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Bid ID: 28778156  |  Submitted: Feb 20, 2012 00:40 ET 
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