Re: Unified converter! (InvPB, miniBB, PhpBB, vBulletin & YabbSE)

Keep a backup of the tables, import them back after wink

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Re: Unified converter! (InvPB, miniBB, PhpBB, vBulletin & YabbSE)

Hi there smile

found another forum: Simple Mashine Forum: http://www.simplemachines.org/

kind regards
Maverik

Re: Unified converter! (InvPB, miniBB, PhpBB, vBulletin & YabbSE)

The current version covers SMF forums wink

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Re: Unified converter! (InvPB, miniBB, PhpBB, vBulletin & YabbSE)

cool ^^
great thing you have developed this converter smile

that is a benefit why to use punbb than others.

Re: Unified converter! (InvPB, miniBB, PhpBB, vBulletin & YabbSE)

just a quick question, when i use this does it convert the current phpbb db or will in create a new db for punbb copying the data?
so if anything goes wrong will the phpbb forum still be intact and useable?

Re: Unified converter! (InvPB, miniBB, PhpBB, vBulletin & YabbSE)

reckless wrote:

just a quick question, when i use this does it convert the current phpbb db or will in create a new db for punbb copying the data?
so if anything goes wrong will the phpbb forum still be intact and useable?

I'm pretty sure it converts the current db so make a backup first.

Re: Unified converter! (InvPB, miniBB, PhpBB, vBulletin & YabbSE)

Just tryied and it worked without errors!
I migrated from phpbb.

Here is my wish list:
- migrate topic subscriptions
- migrate ranks
- include this topic URL in http://punbb.org/downloads.php for feedback

Many thanks!!!

http://tinymailto.com/oliversl <-- my email after a captcha

58 (edited by oliversl 2006-06-16 01:01)

Re: Unified converter! (InvPB, miniBB, PhpBB, vBulletin & YabbSE)

Jansson wrote:
reckless wrote:

just a quick question, when i use this does it convert the current phpbb db or will in create a new db for punbb copying the data?
so if anything goes wrong will the phpbb forum still be intact and useable?

I'm pretty sure it converts the current db so make a backup first.

I created a punbb DB and converted from phpbb for testing.
The phpbb DB was left intact, the new punbb DB was empty and after the migration it was filled with the migrated data from phpbb.

Just be sure to use another database/user when asked in the wizzard

HTH
Oliver

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Re: Unified converter! (InvPB, miniBB, PhpBB, vBulletin & YabbSE)

We need to convert vBulletin 2.2.8 -> punbb

it is difficalt to upgrade vBulletin to 3.0.0 and later
Now I do it as convert to IPB and then to punbb.

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Re: Unified converter! (InvPB, miniBB, PhpBB, vBulletin & YabbSE)

Please help, im trying to convert from phpbb and get this message>

Fatal error: session_start(): Failed to initialize storage module: user (path: /tmp) in /home/myname/public_html/wp/addons/forum/converters/index.php on line 2

the site should be live in the next hour, how can i fix this?! thanks.

Re: Unified converter! (InvPB, miniBB, PhpBB, vBulletin & YabbSE)

http://forum.mamboserver.com/showthread.php?t=14198

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Re: Unified converter! (InvPB, miniBB, PhpBB, vBulletin & YabbSE)

thanks, but as a noob user, what should i do to fix this?

Re: Unified converter! (InvPB, miniBB, PhpBB, vBulletin & YabbSE)

Edit your php.ini to make sure session.save_handler is set to 'files' and then restart Apache (I assume you would ask your host about this), or you could put it in a .htaccess file (Google for how to do that)

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Re: Unified converter! (InvPB, miniBB, PhpBB, vBulletin & YabbSE)

THANKs, where should i put the .htaccess file?

Re: Unified converter! (InvPB, miniBB, PhpBB, vBulletin & YabbSE)

In the coverter folder

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Re: Unified converter! (InvPB, miniBB, PhpBB, vBulletin & YabbSE)

thanks, that worked!!!

Re: Unified converter! (InvPB, miniBB, PhpBB, vBulletin & YabbSE)

Is there any chance of getting the converter to import data from Ikonboard. We're currently using 3.1.2a and feeling the burn. There's a converter for phpBB and I suppose from there we can use the punBB migration tool but I'd prefer a single step option to limit the risk of data loss/corruption.

Thanks smile

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Re: Unified converter! (InvPB, miniBB, PhpBB, vBulletin & YabbSE)

Run the converter on your localhost (copy the database and files from your hosting) and when you finish just upload the new database and files to the hosting provider. This will sure minimize data loss smile

And ofcourse, backup always smile

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Re: Unified converter! (InvPB, miniBB, PhpBB, vBulletin & YabbSE)

Anyone knows howto migrate topic subscription from phpbb 2.0.21 to punbb 1.2.12 ?

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Re: Unified converter! (InvPB, miniBB, PhpBB, vBulletin & YabbSE)

Just finished testing this patch, it adds:
- support for migrating polls to EasyPoll mod
- support for migrating topic subscriptions to punbb
- it also clean-up the PM migration to Private Message System mod

I sended the patch to the author but his email account was not working (its closed), didn't knew if I could upload a file to the punres wiki, so I used a local wiki.

More info in:
http://www.linux.org.py/wiki/howto/migr … hpbb_punbb

I tested migrating phpbb 2.0.19 a clean version of punbb 1.2.12

HTH
Oliver

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Re: Unified converter! (InvPB, miniBB, PhpBB, vBulletin & YabbSE)

The phpbb => punbb files work fine. smile

Re: Unified converter! (InvPB, miniBB, PhpBB, vBulletin & YabbSE)

Hey... nobody interested in coding a phorum input for this coverter ?

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Re: Unified converter! (InvPB, miniBB, PhpBB, vBulletin & YabbSE)

Any ideas how long it's going to take to convert 1gb phpbb database to punbb ? Over 1h gone..

74 (edited by lopez 2007-01-24 13:35)

Re: Unified converter! (InvPB, miniBB, PhpBB, vBulletin & YabbSE)

lopez wrote:

Any ideas how long it's going to take to convert 1gb phpbb database to punbb ? Over 1h gone..

Well it took about 7 hours on a really good server big_smile Can't wait to do that again in a few days smile Now testing the forum and been pretty pleased with it. Hopefully you guys get the new version out soon. It has some really good features.

Lol , rebuilding the search index atm, hopefully its done before march.

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Re: Unified converter! (InvPB, miniBB, PhpBB, vBulletin & YabbSE)

Awesome Converter.
SMF isn't in list? smile

PunBB, Simplicity has been easier than before
Smart is Simple. Fast is Smart. Think Fast, You'll be Smart..

regards,
PunBB & SMF Fans