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[SMF Converter] phpBB - 2.0.19+

Started by JayBachatero, January 13, 2007, 02:47:08 AM

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Favazza

Maybe a silly question but the converter doesn't touch anything in the current phpbb-db as I'm still running live with that ? :)

margarett

No, it doesn't. But it is recommended that you put your phpBB in maintenance mode during conversion...
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Favazza


margarett

It depends... How many posts/users, server resources, etc...

In my case, 100.000 posts took around 30 minutes
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Favazza

July 03, 2007, 06:40:38 AM #224 Last Edit: July 03, 2007, 06:42:25 AM by Favazza
Worked like a charm. Everything seems to be working. Not the subforums and stickies/ though, but I can live with that. :)
Great job !

Xplayer180

July 03, 2007, 11:45:57 AM #225 Last Edit: July 03, 2007, 11:50:30 AM by Xplayer180
What do i do with the convert.php and the sql file

Favazza

Quote from: Xplayer180 on July 03, 2007, 11:45:57 AM
What do i do with the convert.php and the sql file

Just upload them under your folder and execute the convert.php (i.e homepage.com/smf/convert.php)

The Suite

Hi all,

This is my first post on this forum and the first thing I want to do/say is kudos to Jay. I am looking at all these posts and your responses, you're a divine intervention here  ;D, I raise my hat to you.

You don't get support like this in many places and even when you do, the smiles doesn't go with it. Keep up the good work my friend, there are people  here who apprecilove you tremendously for it.

That said, here's my little dilemma which brings me here.

My hosting company suffered a server loss and the night before it happened I was able to do a backup of my database to a sql file. They were not able to get my forum back up and running due to some database/MySQL issues but what can I say.

Anyway, I didn't want to lose the posts because it is an IT Security board and we have some valuable info in it for the past 2yrs that I needed to keep. So now I found this forum board/tool and I am loving everything I have seen about it so far.

I bought a new hosting package with a new hosting provider and I uploaded the sql file and the converter files after installing SMF and getting the board running.

When I try to do the conversion I get this error;

The converter detected that your host has open_basedir enabled on this server. Please ask your host to disable this setting or try moving the contents of your phpBB2 to the public html folder of your site.

The files are all in the right place and so I don't know what to do now.

Please advise and keep up the good work.

Have a great day, much appreciloved.

The Suite

carmelomvp


PhoenixLament

July 16, 2007, 11:41:55 PM #229 Last Edit: July 16, 2007, 11:49:40 PM by PhoenixLament
hey guys, great job making this converter, i just have one error in the converter, when i click profile to edit a profile we don't get the menu on the left:

http://img483.imageshack.us/img483/5610/lklllllllllllllpx9.png

any ideas?

margarett

That is a language issue. You are missing language files or some text inside them.

Try to upload new language files.
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PhoenixLament

i ended up reinstalling and converting the phpbb to smf.

thanks for the help Margarett

The King of Hyrule

Alright, I got the convert.php from http://www.simplemachines.org/download/?converters and I uploaded it and followed the instructions and got this error:

Sorry, the database connection information used in the specified installation of SMF cannot access the installation of phpBB2. 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: SELECT command denied to user 'zel0719911455765'@'linhost270.prod.mesa1.secureserver.net' for table 'phpbb_users'


Anyone know what's going on?

redone

Sounds to me like you did not give database access to the SMF install. Go back and ensure that you have the right permissions for the SMF install.

mainedan

Quote from: redone on July 25, 2007, 09:52:36 PM
Sounds to me like you did not give database access to the SMF install. Go back and ensure that you have the right permissions for the SMF install.

I have the same problem, where do I check to see the permissions for the smf instal

margarett

In CPanel if your host provides it...
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The King of Hyrule

Well I installed it automatically via the Hosting Metropolis on GoDaddy, so it has its own MySQL database, and it set all of the permissions automatically. I CHMODed everything that needed to be CHMODed, and it still doesn't work.

SleePy

Quote from: The King of Hyrule on July 27, 2007, 03:48:16 PM
Well I installed it automatically via the Hosting Metropolis on GoDaddy, so it has its own MySQL database, and it set all of the permissions automatically. I CHMODed everything that needed to be CHMODed, and it still doesn't work.

Ask godaddy how to give 1 mysql user on your account access to 2 databases. They should be able to help with this :)

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mainedan

I have done the conversion but I received this error
Converting...
Recalculating forum statistics... Unsuccessful!
This query:

    ALTER TABLE `""""""`.smf_smileys
    ORDER BY LENGTH(code) DESC;

Caused the error:

    You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'LENGTH(code) DESC' at line 2


Any Suggestions

margarett

Now that is strange...

Can you access your new forum after conversion? If so, please go to admin and try to recount forum statistics from "Forum Maintenance".

Did you used the converter from the first post of this topic?
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QuoteOver 90% of all computer problems can be traced back to the interface between the keyboard and the chair

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