Ok, I tried to read through the manuals and post about the conversion but it doesn't seem to work for me.
I have a few forums I want to transfer to a new host who offers SMF.
I installed SMF at the new host but can not figure out how to convert my existing forums to the SMF.
Do I have to have SMF installed and configured at the old host where the YaBB forum is active?
I tried to copy the full YaBB forum to the new host where SMF is installed and working and then run the conversion script,
but it does not transfer anything at all and errors out.