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Offline Devans

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UltraBB conversion
« on: April 13, 2012, 08:50:05 PM »
So it was said that UltraBB will no longer do updates to the software. That was enough for me to jump ship. I have a forum with around 4000 active members. I am looking at switching to SMF, but I wondering if anyone has had any success converting their UltraBB database. I have been told by a few people that the WowBB 1.7 converter does work, however it loses some features in the conversion. Does anyone know if this is true? I have over 12,000 topics and nearly 150,000 posts so I would hate to muck about and destroy anything.

Thanks for any advise in advance  :)

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Re: UltraBB conversion
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2012, 09:18:18 PM »
I have no experience with it, but back up your database and try it. If it doesn't work you can easily revert.
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Re: UltraBB conversion
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2012, 01:58:35 AM »
Welcome to SMF! :) Unfortunately there are no converters for UltraBB yet, but here's what you can do: use the UltraBB - PhpBB converter (If they have one, I'm not sure about that). Then you can use the PhpBB - SMF converter in order to convert your forum to SMF. :) Or just use the WowBB converter, but make sure to backup your forum in both cases. Good luck and keep us updated :)

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Re: UltraBB conversion
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2012, 02:18:20 AM »
Welcome to SMF! :) Unfortunately there are no converters for UltraBB yet, but here's what you can do: use the UltraBB - PhpBB converter (If they have one, I'm not sure about that). Then you can use the PhpBB - SMF converter in order to convert your forum to SMF. :) Or just use the WowBB converter, but make sure to backup your forum in both cases. Good luck and keep us updated :)
Good point. Didn't think of that.
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Re: UltraBB conversion
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2012, 06:23:03 AM »
I moved this topic to Converting to SMF.

Be careful with converters, I've seen them occasionally break SMF forums. The phpBB -> SMF converter is pretty stable from what I've seen though.
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Re: UltraBB conversion
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2012, 12:27:23 PM »
Thanks. I think I will find a converter that will go from Ultrabb to something, and then something to SMF. I did a temp install of SMF last night. I really like the ease of mods and themes install.

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Re: UltraBB conversion
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2012, 12:31:06 PM »
That's something you can do, and great that you like the mod & theme capability's of SMF :)
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Re: UltraBB conversion
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2012, 03:33:33 PM »
well I gave it a shot but I keep getting this error...

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Converting group access... Unsuccessful!
This query:
INSERT IGNORE INTO `devans_nagfsmf`.smf_board_permissions
(id_group, id_board, permission)
VALUES
(9, '0', 'view_attachments'),
(9, '0', 'post_attachments'),
(9, '0', 'post_new'),
(9, '0', 'lock_own'),
(9, '0', 'mark_notify'),
(9, '0', 'mark_any_notify'),
(9, '0', 'post_reply_any'),
(9, '0', 'post_reply_own'),
(9, '0', 'modify_own'),
(9, '0', 'delete_own'),
(9, '0', 'poll_post'),
(9, '0', 'poll_add_own'),
(9, '0', 'poll_edit_own'),
(9, '0', 'poll_lock_own'),
(9, '0', 'poll_vote'),
(9, '0', 'poll_view');
Caused the error:
Unknown column 'id_board' in 'field list'

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Re: UltraBB conversion
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2012, 07:13:41 PM »
So it looks like I'm stuck. There isn't any software, that I have found, that coverts to Ultrabb so I can then switch to SMF. I have put in a request for an Ultrabb converter. Does anyone know how that process works? Do I wait to see if anyone picks up the request?

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Re: UltraBB conversion
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2012, 08:48:41 PM »
I dont know exactly how the converter is made, but I do have an extra Ultrabb license that grants me another download of the software. If that is needed for the converter, I would gladly donate it for the converter.

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Re: UltraBB conversion
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2012, 09:05:18 PM »
Yeah, there isn't much you can do unless someone picks up the request to make one. Hopefully that will happen though.
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Re: UltraBB conversion
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2012, 09:08:44 PM »
I hope so. I really want to get away from UltraBB before it sinks. I've been trying to figure the converter thing, but no luck so far :(

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Re: UltraBB conversion
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2012, 09:09:21 PM »
Sorry I can't be of more help. I hope you get it working soon though.
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