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SMF Support => SMF 2.0.x Support => Topic started by: Yingzi on March 17, 2008, 08:54:20 PM

Title: How to import Data from 1.1.4 SMF Board
Post by: Yingzi on March 17, 2008, 08:54:20 PM
Hi,

can anyone tell me how to import the Data from the old Board?

Thanks in advance

Greets Yingzi
Title: Re: How to import Data from 1.1.4 SMF Board
Post by: Bigguy on March 17, 2008, 08:57:32 PM
it all should be the same as it was in SMF 1.1.4 Are you just upgrading your forum or are you moving to a new site. ???
Title: Re: How to import Data from 1.1.4 SMF Board
Post by: metallica48423 on March 17, 2008, 08:57:45 PM
are you looking to upgrade your board or just simply create a test forum using a copy of your existing database?
Title: Re: How to import Data from 1.1.4 SMF Board
Post by: Yingzi on March 17, 2008, 09:02:44 PM
I have installed a new one but now i will import the Data from the old Board.

Must i import that over PHPMyAdmin or Navicat?
The Table Structure are the same?

Greets Yingzi
Title: Re: How to import Data from 1.1.4 SMF Board
Post by: metallica48423 on March 17, 2008, 09:12:00 PM
the table structures are vastly different.

The easiest way i could think of to do it would be to dump your install and do an upgrade instead of an install.

- Do a backup of your current forum files.
- Download the SMF 2.0 Beta 3 Public UPGRADE archive from the downloads page
- Extract everything from the archive onto your computer
- Using FTP, upload ALL OF THE FILES on your computer and OVERWRITE the ones in your 1.1.4 install (make sure Settings.php gets backed up!, just in case)
- Point your browser at your forum; replace index.php in the address bar with upgrade.php; follow the steps on it.

That should upgrade your forum including your current posts and topics.

Please keep in mind that without a backup, it is not possible to downgrade once you have upgraded So be sure that you want to run the beta version.
Title: Re: How to import Data from 1.1.4 SMF Board
Post by: Dragooon on March 17, 2008, 10:06:32 PM
Make sure to Backup the MySQL Database too :)
Title: Re: How to import Data from 1.1.4 SMF Board
Post by: Guy Verschuere on March 19, 2008, 12:25:04 AM
Hi,

I like to import old topics and members to.
The upgrade.php doesn't work. It stops at the first step of 'Database Changes' with a red text ERROR. There is no detailed info given.
Title: Re: How to import Data from 1.1.4 SMF Board
Post by: SleePy on March 19, 2008, 12:34:11 AM
Is that with output debug info checked on the options at the start of the upgrade?

What was the last thing it said it updated?
Title: Re: How to import Data from 1.1.4 SMF Board
Post by: Guy Verschuere on March 19, 2008, 12:36:27 AM
Yes, with debug.

It doesn't update anything.

edit: after a lot of uploaden and testing, running upgrade.php etc etc suddenly it worked. I don't know what I did exactly but it worked!

Take a look at http://test.cindyenguy.be
Title: Re: How to import Data from 1.1.4 SMF Board
Post by: CrabbyHost on March 19, 2008, 03:37:53 PM
Hi,

I like to import old topics and members to.

This is what I was hoping to do also....import only topics/members.  I could care less about any mods installed.

My reason for wanting to do this rather than upgrade is my current 1.1.4 forum is VERY buggy (user error - I was learning) and I would prefer to start with a fresh install, but I don't want to lose our topics and/or members.

We currently use Tiny Portal and one of their themes, but I'm even willing sacrifice those if I can just export the aforementioned info.

Is this possible in any way or am I just spitting in the wind?

Thanks!
Title: Re: How to import Data from 1.1.4 SMF Board
Post by: metallica48423 on March 19, 2008, 06:50:29 PM
Upgrading requires you to overwrite ALL source files and Default Theme files as it stands, so unless theres actual database problems, you'd be best off just doing the regular upgrade as it is :P
Title: Re: How to import Data from 1.1.4 SMF Board
Post by: CrabbyHost on March 19, 2008, 08:25:41 PM
I'm not sure where the problems are, but I don't think it's in the database.

It's annoying little things like some of the text not showing up in the admin, etc.

Thanks for the help, I may just bite the bullet and do the upgrade then.  :)
Title: Re: How to import Data from 1.1.4 SMF Board
Post by: Loverboy on March 21, 2008, 07:20:29 PM
I'm not sure where the problems are, but I don't think it's in the database.

It's annoying little things like some of the text not showing up in the admin, etc.

Thanks for the help, I may just bite the bullet and do the upgrade then.  :)

I have the same problems.. Some of the text does not show up in the admin panel.

I would also like to take my members and posts to a completely new smf 2.0 forum.

So please don't come up with 'get an upgrade'. I would appriciate if someone could help.
Title: Re: How to import Data from 1.1.4 SMF Board
Post by: metallica48423 on March 22, 2008, 03:38:46 AM
Text not showing up in admin is usually indicative of one of two things

1.) Language files (/Themes/default/languages) were either not overwritten with the new files (the 1.1 files won't work) or
2.) Using a language other than English (including English-utf8, for example).  Most language packages aren't yet updated to work with 2.0.

You can check the above by using an FTP client to check the last modified date of the file.  The upgrade does require that all Theme and Source files -- practically all files, be overwritten with 2.0 versions.

For the languages thing, you can look in your profile, if you are using user-selectable languages, otherwise, in admin > server settings > default forum language.

If you could go more into detail about what it is you need assistance doing, it'd be much appreciated.  Thanks :)

Title: Re: How to import Data from 1.1.4 SMF Board
Post by: Loverboy on March 22, 2008, 06:21:51 PM
You were right.. I was not using the english language files. I hope the updated language files will be ready soon.
Title: Re: How to import Data from 1.1.4 SMF Board
Post by: metallica48423 on March 22, 2008, 06:29:12 PM
hopefully soon.  All the translators now have access to 2.0 and the language files
Title: Re: How to import Data from 1.1.4 SMF Board
Post by: Divine on July 17, 2008, 03:04:28 AM
Is there any solution to this?

I have the same problem and can't upgrade from SMF 1.14 to SMF 2.0 Beta 3.1.

I just get the "!!Error" message. I've tested changing the version line in upgrade.php without success and everything else suggested here, such as uploading the files etc etc.

Any ideas?
Title: Re: How to import Data from 1.1.4 SMF Board
Post by: Divine on July 17, 2008, 03:46:32 AM
Is it possible to make a clean install of SMF 2.0 and then import the forum data from 1.14 instead perhaps?
Title: Re: How to import Data from 1.1.4 SMF Board
Post by: metallica48423 on July 17, 2008, 04:28:42 AM
no.  the data is not cross compatible.  have you checked all applicable error logs (php/webserver *and* SMF  (if applicable))?
Title: Re: How to import Data from 1.1.4 SMF Board
Post by: Divine on July 17, 2008, 05:00:04 AM
no.  the data is not cross compatible.  have you checked all applicable error logs (php/webserver *and* SMF  (if applicable))?

OMG! I just fixed it!!  :D

I've scracthed my head on this all last night and this morning. I've reviewed all posts, error logs etc. Now that I was going to show you the error log I edited it in notepad and realized that it is not getting the default theme from the 2.0 release but rather from my old forum (since I exported and imported the database).

Anyhow I just managed to make the upgrade! :D
Title: Re: How to import Data from 1.1.4 SMF Board
Post by: paulm on August 25, 2011, 06:12:41 AM
Old topic, I know. But I was also trying to import old data into SMF 2.0, without doing an upgrade of the old board, and this might help others that experience the same issue as I had.

First installed SMF 2.0, replaced new database with the old database, copied the upgrade files and upgraded the old database to 2.0.

At first everything seemed to work fine (after resetting themes setting and such), but after a while I noticed some post titles, the full texts of these posts and their attachments were missing. Just as if the database was damaged. So I tried another backup run the upgrade script another time, and I did not notice any errors during the upgrade, but the same titles, texts and attachments were missing!  :o

I still had the old board running in another directory and I noticed the problem topics contained special characters. So I decided to convert the old database from ISO to UTF8, then again replaced the database of the new installation and upgraded again... Unfortunately this did not seem to help, the data again seemed damaged by the upgrade somehow.

Then I luckily got the idea to convert the database to UTF8 again, but now on the upgraded forum. And, magically, the missing post titles, texts and attachments all came back!  8) (So, apparently the data was not missing as I assumed, it was still there only not displayed)