Edit: apologies for posting in the wrong category. Also, it appears I have been working with the old database somehow so that isn’t surprising it didn’t add anything ;p trying again with new database, hope that works.
My 2 last questions below still stand though
i’m preparing for the transition to discourse for my current community, doing a few test imports so all can go smoothly on D-Day. I use the importer from phpbb3. (I am using a sidestep in converting, because I have a phpbb2 forum. I first convert that to phpbb3 and then convert that one to discourse. )
I have imported a backup of my database (converted from phpbb2 into phpbb3, into discourse) first.
Then I moved the categories around, created new subcategories, made new groups and set permissions for certain forums.
I then tried appending new data. I created a new phpbb3 export database (again, first going through phpbb2) which had more posts/users etc than the first one. I imported it using the import script. That ran without errors. restarted discourse container etc.
However, when I looked into my board I saw it hadn’t imported anything of the posts. Only some top categories of the backup-database (which I had deleted in the new forum because I use a new category setup). No new posts where imported.
So, now my questions:
- is it possible to append new data somehow or do I have to do a new import from scratch everytime I use a newer version of the database?
- is there a way to preserve current categories and access permissions when I convert a new database?
- how can you instruct the importer to do a new import instead of appending?
Thank you for any help in advance!
kind regards and happy holidays,