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SMF Support => SMF 2.0.x Support => Topic started by: genieuk on October 15, 2008, 07:31:19 AM

Title: WOW :) SMF 2 ROCKS & Some Help?
Post by: genieuk on October 15, 2008, 07:31:19 AM
Hi Everyone,

Just setup Latest SMF 2 Beta 4 to test all the features and to get used to it before a non beta does come out, as so many people going on about it so decided to take the plunge and all i can say is WOW. Much better and a hell of alot more options in as standard. I have alot of mods installed and some are now part of SMF 2 beta 4 so life will be hopefuly a little easier. It will leave SMF 1.1.6 standing in the acient times.

As part of my testing i would like to transfer if possible all my settings in admin, like boards i created, membergroup, permission settings, posts etc all of it if possible,

Can I do this ??? If so how?

Also just wondering, not sure about SMF2 how long it been in beta etc, when is it approx expected to be released as a non beta?

Thank you,
Mathew
Title: Re: WOW :) SMF 2 ROCKS & Some Help?
Post by: shadow82x on October 15, 2008, 06:29:22 PM
Well to test you can always move to a desperate domain and move/upgrade your database... See the steps below

1) Make a backup of your original database on your forum (Admin > Maintenance)
2) Install a fresh SMF1.1.6 forum on another domain or subdomain (I suggest creating a new database for this new forum)
3) Upload your old SMF database (and tables) into your newly created database What is phpMyAdmin? (http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=21919.0)
4) Make sure your domain how settings are all correct using repair_settings.php  What is repair_settings.php? (http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=18096.0)
5) Upgrade that SMF1.1.6 forum to SMF 2.0 beta 4

And there you have it - if any of those steps are confusing please ask!
Title: Re: WOW :) SMF 2 ROCKS & Some Help?
Post by: chrisg2010 on October 15, 2008, 06:37:33 PM
I will probably get a member of the support team to upgrade my forum for me when its out of BETA, do you have a link that you can share so I can see?
Title: Re: WOW :) SMF 2 ROCKS & Some Help?
Post by: genieuk on October 15, 2008, 06:46:55 PM
Hi thanks for your reply.

Sadly I got to go away now until Sunday as a recent member of the family passed away. I have bookmarked this page and will try when i come back. If i need help when i come back and try i will reply back.

Thank you,
Mathew
Title: Re: WOW :) SMF 2 ROCKS & Some Help?
Post by: shadow82x on October 15, 2008, 06:47:50 PM
Hi thanks for your reply.

Sadly I got to go away now until Sunday as a recent member of the family passed away. I have bookmarked this page and will try when i come back. If i need help when i come back and try i will reply back.

Thank you,
Mathew
Im sorry to hear that. :( And yes SMF has great support. :D
Title: Re: WOW :) SMF 2 ROCKS & Some Help?
Post by: chrisg2010 on October 15, 2008, 07:40:02 PM
Hi thanks for your reply.

Sadly I got to go away now until Sunday as a recent member of the family passed away. I have bookmarked this page and will try when i come back. If i need help when i come back and try i will reply back.

Thank you,
Mathew
Very sorry to hear about your family member, best of luck with that.
Title: Re: WOW :) SMF 2 ROCKS & Some Help?
Post by: Socialist on October 15, 2008, 08:04:25 PM
I'm sorry to hear about your family member. It's never a good thing when somebody you know and love dies.

The steps that shadow82x stated should help you in the matter you are requesting.

Best of luck!