NOTE - Always run a backup of your database before performing any upgrade or conversion - do not skip this step please!
Please note that if you are on IPS Hosting you do not need to worry about this, it will be taken care of for you!
UTF8 Database Converter
This tool will convert your IP.Board 3.x database to UTF8 (with a collation of utf8_unicode_ci).
This tool has a web interface and a CLI interface which is preferable where permission allows. The download zip contains full instructions inside the "readme.html" document.
Your original data is not overwritten until you confirm that the conversion has been successful so you can test this out as many times as you like.
If you do spot any bugs, please post it to the bug tracker.
Please note that the UTF8 Converter has the following requirements: