Overwrite existing forum files with pre-mod ?

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Overwrite existing forum files with pre-mod ?

Postby oldlock » Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:07 am

Sorry if this is covered elsewhere, I've run a few searches but other threads seem to deal with installing while upgrading etc.

So here's my situation.

Currently running 3.0.4 with a few mods :

Advertisement management
Private message at 1st login
User connection logging.

The site has around 2000 posts & just under 200 MB of uploaded attachments. Also because of past upgrades from 2.X the table names do not have the standard prefix - is that an issue ?

Given that none of the mods I have are especially complex to reinstall the simplest method would seem to be to backup the existing files. Install all files from the root directory of the premod over the existing ones (expect config). From this point I'm not 100 % clear on the process so would welcome some advice on the steps to follow.

Thanks

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Postby SeO » Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:57 am

Yes, I think it will be easier to do as you suggest.

So, what you should do is to set up a local / test server, then install the premod in it on a new db.

Then install your mods and make sure it is done properly.

Once done, you'll be able to connect your working premod to the old db you had. To do so, just edit the premod's config file to match your current phpBB3 set up (db name, table prefix, user and password).

At this stage, you will only need to run the phpbb_seo/phpbb_seo_install.php and gym_sitemaps/gym_install.php scripts to install url rewriting acp and gym on your db.
And run the no dupe query if you plan to use it.
The full procedure to go from phpBB3 to our SEO premod (same version) is detailed in this thread :
http://www.phpbb-seo.com/boards/phpbb-s ... t1962.html
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