phpBB 3 import prep and testing

import

(Josh M) #1

Discourse is running fine and I’m now looking at importing our phpBB3 forum. I’ve read through the threads and wanted to get your thoughts on best practice for import and testing.

Prepping old forum
Should inactive users, old posts, old categories be removed? We definitely want all the users brought over, and the popular boards/post, but don’t necessarily need all the boards/categories as they are. One thought is combining everything into an ‘Archive’ board (an Archive category on our new Discourse site) to keep things clean.

Testing phpBB 3 import
Is there a method for testing the connection and import for a subset of the forum? My thoughts are putting a sample set into another db, unless there’s a way to limit it through the importer.

What are your suggestions?