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Migrating from PunBB 1.4.2

Hey guys,

I would love to migrate my forums to Vanilla which are actually running PunBB 1.4.2, but I'm getting problems with the vanilla2export.php file (v2.1.9).
I always have the following message : Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_FUNCTION in /home/www/......./vanilla2export.php on line 8540

I tried several directories, like root, uploads and an export directory which was writable.
I also tried do re-download and re-upload the export file.

Error is always the same with this 8540 line.

Am I doing something wrong?
Does the tool support version 1.4.2 of PunBB?
Could somebody help me?!

My forums database is 442MB with 9 655 438 lines.
Server runs Linux & PHP: 5.2.17

Thanks very very much :)



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    LincLinc Detroit Admin

    @thomasb Howdy, thanks for trying out Vanilla. The issue is that the Porter requires PHP 5.3+. Can you move the database to a server with PHP 5.3, or, if it's a shared hosting plan, use your hosting admin panel to change the PHP version to 5.3?

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    OK @Linc I have the choice to upgrade to 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 on my admin panel.
    What would you suggest me? I know PunBB is okay with 5.3, but I'm not sure about 5.4 & 5.5.
    Thanks a lot.

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    hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator

    I would suggest to use what you need. Porter requires PHP 5.3+.

    If/when you are running Vanilla, I suggest running the latest version of PHP your host allows.

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