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  • Temporarily recreate my vB3.8.4 forum

    Hello everyone,

    I recently upgraded to vB5, coming from a vB3.8.4.

    My forum was up until late 2009, when I brought it down I backed up the public_html folder and the database.

    I wish to temporarily recreate my vB3.8.4 forum, to retrieve both content and cosmetics data.

    I realize that 3.8.4 needs php 5.2.

    My question:

    Is there a way to temporarily recreate the forum in a closed environment using my backups?

    Thanks in advance!
  • karado58
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    Answer selected by karado58 at Fri 3 Dec '21, 9:34am.

    Originally posted by karado58 View Post
    1. Restore the database
    2. Restore vBulletin 3.8.4
    3. Run upgrade script (which vB version should I run the upgrade from?)
    4. Run upgrade script from #3 vB version to vBulletin 5.6.5?
    1. Restore the database.
    2. Upload the vBulletin 5 files into their own directory.
    3. Update /core/includes/config.php to point to your database.
    4. Run /core/install/upgrade.php.
    The upgrade scripts will determine your version of vBulletin going back to 3.6.0 and make the necessary changes.

    You shouldn't need the vBulletin 3.X files at all.

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    • #2
      The only way would be to install Apache, PHP 5.X and MySQL on your local machine. There are a ton of tutorials and tools to do this like XAMPP (not sure if it goes back that far on PHP). You would have to look under "More Downloads > PHP" for your version at the link above.

      However, the easiest way to get your data into vBulletin 5.6.5 is to restore your vBulletin 3.8.4 database and run the upgrade scripts on it. It will upgrade everything to the newest version. Cosmetics won't line up because the style system in vBulletin 3 wasn't as customizable.
      Translations provided by Google.

      Wayne Luke
      The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud demonstration site.
      vBulletin 5 API

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      • #3
        Originally posted by Wayne Luke View Post
        The only way would be to install Apache, PHP 5.X and MySQL on your local machine. There are a ton of tutorials and tools to do this like XAMPP (not sure if it goes back that far on PHP). You would have to look under "More Downloads > PHP" for your version at the link above.

        However, the easiest way to get your data into vBulletin 5.6.5 is to restore your vBulletin 3.8.4 database and run the upgrade scripts on it. It will upgrade everything to the newest version. Cosmetics won't line up because the style system in vBulletin 3 wasn't as customizable.
        Wayne,

        So I understand.

        1. Restore the database
        2. Restore vBulletin 3.8.4
        3. Run upgrade script (which vB version should I run the upgrade from?)
        4. Run upgrade script from #3 vB version to vBulletin 5.6.5?


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        • #4
          Originally posted by karado58 View Post
          1. Restore the database
          2. Restore vBulletin 3.8.4
          3. Run upgrade script (which vB version should I run the upgrade from?)
          4. Run upgrade script from #3 vB version to vBulletin 5.6.5?
          1. Restore the database.
          2. Upload the vBulletin 5 files into their own directory.
          3. Update /core/includes/config.php to point to your database.
          4. Run /core/install/upgrade.php.
          The upgrade scripts will determine your version of vBulletin going back to 3.6.0 and make the necessary changes.

          You shouldn't need the vBulletin 3.X files at all.
          Translations provided by Google.

          Wayne Luke
          The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud demonstration site.
          vBulletin 5 API

          Comment


          • #5
            Originally posted by Wayne Luke View Post
            1. Restore the database.
            2. Upload the vBulletin 5 files into their own directory.
            3. Update /core/includes/config.php to point to your database.
            4. Run /core/install/upgrade.php.
            The upgrade scripts will determine your version of vBulletin going back to 3.6.0 and make the necessary changes.

            You shouldn't need the vBulletin 3.X files at all.
            Thank you so much, Wayne!!

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