Nitro Porter will set PHP’s memory limit to 256MB. If it’s unable to do so, it may suffer performance issues or generate errors. For small forums, you may be able to safely reconfigure it to 128MB or lower.
A quick way to get all of the above would be installing MAMP or XAMPP on your laptop.
To use the webpage interface, drop the latest release of Nitro Porter into a web root and navigate to the page in your browser after setting up the
To use the command line interface (CLI), get Composer and
composer global require "linc/nitro-porter".
To set up the config, copy
config.php. Add connections for your source and output to
If using the CLI, now do
composer install and see the options with
NItro Porter logs its activity to a
porter.log file in the root. Open it with your favorite log viewer to follow along with its progress. When using the webpage interface, it won’t report results on the page until it’s done.
Try using the same database as both source & target. Nitro Porter works well with multiple platforms installed in the same database using unique table prefixes.
Currently, it only uses the default table prefix for targets but you can specify the source prefix. It uses
PORT_ as the prefix for its intermediary work storage. You can safely delete the
PORT_ tables after the migration.
While Porter does increase PHP’s timeout, your webserver may disconnect, resulting in a 504 Gateway Error.
You must alter your web server’s config to increase its timeout.
To set a 30-min timeout in Apache, set
Timeout 1800 in your httpd.conf and restart.