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SMF Support => Converting to SMF => IPB => Topic started by: Craw on October 15, 2017, 05:56:04 PM

Title: NEED HELP: Converting IPB 2.2 (?; database only on-hand) to SMF 2.0.14
Post by: Craw on October 15, 2017, 05:56:04 PM
Hi all.

As the subject line reads I need help in converting from IPB 2.2 (I think) to SMF 2.0.14.

The old forum doesn't exist anymore but I have the old database. We experienced problems with the old host. I don't have an IPB installation anymore but I have a somewhat updated database (AFAIK). Will I be able to work with this? I tried the conversion tools found here in SMF but it's asking me for the IPB installation -- at least that's what I understand. It's not pushing through because I don't have an IPB installation anymore.

Will we be able to work with this? Thanks and God bless!
Title: Re: NEED HELP: Converting IPB 2.2 (?; database only on-hand) to SMF 2.0.14
Post by: TE on October 31, 2017, 03:18:54 AM
Importing a database should work, what you need is this converter:
https://download.simplemachines.org/index.php?thanks;filename=smf_2-0_invision22_converter.zip

you need to import the old ipb database to your database server, then create a file named conf_global.php (this will "emulate" the IPB forum installation) and add the following content:
Code: [Select]
<?php
$INFO
['sql_database'] = 'DBNAME';
$INFO['sql_tbl_prefix'] = 'PREFIX';
replace DBNAME with the database, you imported your old IPB database dump in and PREFIX with the old table prefix (IPB tables should start with ipb_ or something similar.

then point convert.php (the part where your IPB is located) to the folder where your placed the conf_global.php
Title: Re: NEED HELP: Converting IPB 2.2 (?; database only on-hand) to SMF 2.0.14
Post by: Craw on October 31, 2017, 01:54:32 PM
Thank you, TE. I'll try that maybe this weekend. Just so busy at work and at home.

Importing a database should work, what you need is this converter:
https://download.simplemachines.org/index.php?thanks;filename=smf_2-0_invision22_converter.zip

you need to import the old ipb database to your database server, then create a file named conf_global.php (this will "emulate" the IPB forum installation) and add the following content:
Code: [Select]
<?php
$INFO
['sql_database'] = 'DBNAME';
$INFO['sql_tbl_prefix'] = 'PREFIX';
replace DBNAME with the database, you imported your old IPB database dump in and PREFIX with the old table prefix (IPB tables should start with ipb_ or something similar.

then point convert.php (the part where your IPB is located) to the folder where your placed the conf_global.php