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SMF Support => Converting to SMF => Topic started by: Randem on November 07, 2013, 12:00:16 AM

Title: Discus 4.1 to SMF Conversion
Post by: Randem on November 07, 2013, 12:00:16 AM
I am just about finished with a Discus 4.0 to SMF 2.0 converter. It is mostly a manual procedure (phpMyAdmin Importing to SMF database) but it gets the job done. It is written in VB6 and you will need to download some of your board to make the conversion, but hey "You don't have any other options" Yes, I checked ;D. I will give complete instructions on the process. The instruction will tell you which files and folders to download (FTP) and which files not to download (since the converter will not do attachments as of yet). If you are interested in the converter just let me know and I will make it available for you to test with your Discus board.
Title: Discus 4.1 to SMF Conversion
Post by: Randem on November 11, 2013, 02:20:49 AM
OK, the conversion is going well. It now does attachments and images and will reorder all Discus post to first to last to fit with SMF formats. the process will operate off-line for most databases are not allow to be accessed outside of the host. the process is very simple to upload the CSV files to the database using phpMyAdmin and attachment and image files via FTP.
Title: Re: Discus 4.0 to SMF Conversion
Post by: Kindred on November 11, 2013, 12:33:01 PM
Why don't you make it available here on SimpleMachines.org so we can review and approve the converter (and comment here) rather than sending people off to another site?
Title: Discus 4.1 to SMF Conversion
Post by: Randem on November 12, 2013, 03:14:38 AM
Why don't you make it available here on SimpleMachines.org so we can review and approve the converter (and comment here) rather than sending people off to another site?

Where exactly did you read that people had to go to another site for the converter?
No one has even expressed any interest at all...
Title: Discus 4.1 to SMF Conversion
Post by: Randem on November 13, 2013, 04:05:26 AM
Finished with the Discusware 4.0 to SMF (simplemachines) converter. It does everything except for the password conversions. I haven't completed the documentation yet but it will convert large Discusware boards with no problems. It will convert all topics, subtopics, posts, usernames, post counts AND attachments. A default SMF admin will need to be created and updated manually but that is a simple task using phpMyAdmin. Formatting of some post will need to be done manually if the post contained special formatting it will be removed. All the output will be comma delimited files that can be directly imported to your SMF database using phpMyAdmin.
Title: Discus 4.1 to SMF Conversion
Post by: Randem on November 14, 2013, 09:11:11 PM
Here is the converter and the documentation for it.

Discus 4.10 to SMF Converter (http://www.randem.com/cgi-bin/randem/countdown.cgi?DiscusConverter.zip)
Discusware 4.10 to SMF Converter Documentation (http://www.randem.com/cgi-bin/randem/countdown.cgi?Discusware4toSMFConversion.pdf)
Title: Re: Re: Discus 4.1 to SMF Conversion
Post by: margarett on November 15, 2013, 04:45:38 AM
Well done!
(http://gbkelowna.ca/files/2013/10/Smiley-Face_ThumbsUp.jpg)
Title: Discus 4.1 to SMF Conversion
Post by: Randem on November 16, 2013, 06:44:14 PM
Modifications: Version 1.0.1

Update to put users into member groups according to member posts.

Original download post updated.
Title: Re: Discus 4.1 to SMF Conversion
Post by: Randem on November 17, 2013, 10:23:53 PM
Modifications: Version 1.0.2

Update to maintain formatting of messages and announcements.
Update to put transfer Discus member groups and place members into Discusware member groups

Original download post updated.
Title: Re: Discus 4.1 to SMF Conversion
Post by: Randem on November 20, 2013, 04:38:45 AM
Modifications: Version 1.0.3

Correct internal links to other pages on Discus board to proper linking on SMF.
Attachments links corrected when sort order was changed on conversion.

Original download post updated.
Title: Re: Discus 4.1 to SMF Conversion
Post by: Randem on November 29, 2013, 03:43:09 AM
Modifications: Version 1.0.4

Created Notify file for upload to SMF for default admin to be notified on posts to all Boards.

Original download post updated.
Title: Re: Discus 4.1 to SMF Conversion
Post by: Randem on December 06, 2013, 03:24:31 AM
Modifications: Version 1.0.5

Created Discusware message folder that contains all files that will redirect your traffic to the new SMF board. Just replace the original Discusware folder with this one and all traffic from old site will go to the new site.

Original download post updated.
Title: Re: Discus 4.1 to SMF Conversion
Post by: Randem on June 23, 2015, 11:02:44 PM
There are still a few Discus boards out there and wanted to let them know that our converter is up to version 2.0 and will handle very large complex Discus boards; even in different languages.
Title: Re: Discus 4.1 to SMF Conversion
Post by: reintoch on June 13, 2019, 08:04:04 AM
Hello Randem,

Yes that's me with a large Discus Pro Site.
Years ago a searched for a way to convert but got the message that it was impossible.
The board is still working very fine.
Put a lot of effort in it. It's a story site with a special layout with a special first page (the story) and comments. And a special search ability

The only real problem (apart that it's not supported anymore) is that Google demands a https site, and that does not work...

I would really like some help. Paid help is fine.

Title: Re: Discus 4.1 to SMF Conversion
Post by: Randem on June 13, 2019, 03:51:10 PM
Aloha reintoch,

Yes, we can convert your Discus Pro board to SMF, it is not impossible. We have converted boards of over 1 million messages in different languages.
You can see more about our conversion here (https://randemsystems.com/discus.html) our support board is here (https://randemsystems.com/support/). Let me know if we can help.