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Offline illu444

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SMF cannot access the installation of vBulletin 3.7?
« on: October 30, 2008, 07:05:55 PM »
Hey guys, I've got a problem while converting my vb3.7.3 pl1 to smf 1.1.6.

Sorry, the database connection information used in the specified installation of SMF cannot access the installation of vBulletin 3.7. This may either mean that the installation doesn't exist, or that the MySQL account used does not have permissions to access it.

The error MySQL gave was: Incorrect database name ''

But, the absolute Path to both are right. There are two databases, one for smf and the other for vb. The sql-users are the same.

Sry for my bad English.

Can you help me?

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Re: SMF cannot access the installation of vBulletin 3.7?
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2008, 01:26:35 PM »
Is there someone who can help me?

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Re: SMF cannot access the installation of vBulletin 3.7?
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2008, 03:19:43 PM »
Are you sure the pathes are right? Can you PM me a link to both forums?

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Re: SMF cannot access the installation of vBulletin 3.7?
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2008, 03:23:58 PM »
Hey guys, I've got a problem while converting my vb3.7.3 pl1 to smf 1.1.6.

Sorry, the database connection information used in the specified installation of SMF cannot access the installation of vBulletin 3.7. This may either mean that the installation doesn't exist, or that the MySQL account used does not have permissions to access it.

The error MySQL gave was: Incorrect database name ''

But, the absolute Path to both are right. There are two databases, one for smf and the other for vb. The sql-users are the same.

Sry for my bad English.

Can you help me?

From what I read it seems that you installed smf in another database than that of your vb forum? Is that correct? It would have been best if you installed smf in the same db that your vb forum resides on.

Anyway, did you at least granted the smf''s db user full access and prevliges to the vb''s forum's database?

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Re: SMF cannot access the installation of vBulletin 3.7?
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2008, 05:35:41 PM »
It's the same problem, if I'm installing the board in the same database like the vbulletin.

The path should be right.

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Re: SMF cannot access the installation of vBulletin 3.7?
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2008, 06:04:30 PM »
Does the config to the vb ile exist and have valid data?
The converter will get data from here to know some of the info.
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Re: SMF cannot access the installation of vBulletin 3.7?
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2008, 06:49:36 PM »
Yes, the config file is located in the folder includes, with all valid data.

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Re: SMF cannot access the installation of vBulletin 3.7?
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2008, 08:30:57 PM »
Can you pm me the config files in /admin/config.php and /includes/config.php?

It is saying the database name is blank. This to me says a bad config file, I can verify this by seeing the files.
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Re: SMF cannot access the installation of vBulletin 3.7?
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2009, 12:25:51 PM »
I have the exact problem when I tried to convert my vb to smf. Hopefully someone can get a fix for this soon


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Re: SMF cannot access the installation of vBulletin 3.7?
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2009, 01:54:15 PM »
Ploot, please try this:

edit the vbulletin37_to_smf.sql and replace (line 6-7):

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---~ settings: "/admin/config.php", "/includes/config.php"
---~ from_prefix: "`" . $config['Database']['dbname'] . "`." . $config['Database']['tableprefix'] . ""

with this:

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---~ settings: "/migration.php"
---~ from_prefix: "" . $database . "."

then create a new file named migration.php with this content:

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<?php
$database 
'nameofyourdatabase';
?>

change nameofyourdatabase to your databse and place the file in your vBulletin directory.

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Re: SMF cannot access the installation of vBulletin 3.7?
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2009, 10:00:20 PM »
Thanx for the help TE but that still doesn't work I am getting this error now

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Unable to find the settings for vBulletin 3.7. Please double check the path and try again.

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Re: SMF cannot access the installation of vBulletin 3.7?
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2009, 01:28:59 AM »
ok, the path to vBulletin is wrong then.. can you PM me a link to both forums (SMF and vBulletin)?

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Re: SMF cannot access the installation of vBulletin 3.7?
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2009, 03:13:35 AM »
You need to add the VBULLITEN user to the smf database ... i am sure this will work

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Re: SMF cannot access the installation of vBulletin 3.7?
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2009, 01:42:19 AM »
Hello all, is this resolved?
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Re: SMF cannot access the installation of vBulletin 3.7?
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2009, 04:00:18 PM »
Hello all, is this resolved?

I think so.xD