Had a few slight problems getting this working. It crashed my forum and my blog, which reside on separate servers. I'm running NodeBB 0.7.0-dev with a new Wordpress install.
I installed the plugin and followed the guide on how to set it up. So all was working. I posted a blog article to test the comments engine (using forum plugin), and when I clicked the button under the article to send the article to the forum, it produced an error, which said I either had to be a member of publishers group or admin to post. I was logged into NodeBB as admin, and Wordpress too.
My forum started grinding to a halt, throwing up 502 errors in the process.
My blog collapsed and is currently sitting with a "Error establishing a database connection" notice. It's still like this, and i'll repair that when I get the chance.
The strangest aspect however is that the blog DID post to the forum. 32,800 times, no less! You can see the topic here - I set up a category for the blog articles to be posted to.
I realise to get a further insight i'll have to look into the error logs which I intend to do, but can anyone help? I've since removed the blog's server from DNS so it's no longer visitable through links and the forum is back to being the homepage.
Is it remote connect to the phpBB server stop the forum and install the exporter plugin then start the forum and pick up the entire forum as one database file, then stop new nodeBB forum install plugin then start the new forum and import the file?
it's unclear from what's given.
I also have some perhaps unusual requirements :
I'm not interested in migrating accounts, in fact I specifically do not want to migrate accounts. the migration exists only as comfort for those who want to be able to look up the old archived threads (btw I will mark them all as read-only after migration) but effectively we are starting from scratch with new accounts.
So I'm not interested in migrating the accounts and I'm wondering if that's an issue? do posts necessarily need to be created with an account or is creating posts made by an unattributed user name possible? (if nodeBB attributes posts from the old forum archive to a new forum joinee that's perfectly fine by me, not so if nodeBB refuses that a new joinee use that name under pretext that it's already under use. New users and content must take priority)
will nodeBB allow this or will it require a account named "archivebot" for example to be "responsible", the "author" of all these posts. I'd prefer if I could at least preserve the author names buit if I can't that's an ok sacrifice.
Also will nodeBB allow the original dates for the posts? or will all of them be of the date of the migration?
TLDR: I don't know how to migrate from phpBB 3.0.9 to nodeBB 1.14.2 specifically there doesn't seem to be an upgrade path for those specific version numbers.