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SMF Support => Converting to SMF => vBulletin => Topic started by: JeremyS on April 09, 2004, 01:54:33 AM

Title: vBulletin
Post by: JeremyS on April 09, 2004, 01:54:33 AM
I just discovered SMF, and I REALLY like it, and I was wondering if there was a convertor from vBulletin Version 3.0.0 RC2 > SMF 1.0 Beta 4.1.

Sorry if this has been discussed, and I missed it.
Title: Re: vBulletin
Post by: [Unknown] on April 09, 2004, 01:57:23 AM
We have a converter written for vBulletin 2.x.  I'm not sure what changes will be neccessary for 3.x, because, well, I don't have a 3.x to see what has changed.

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Title: Re: vBulletin
Post by: JeremyS on April 09, 2004, 02:03:14 AM
 :( That sucks.

I guess I could try and find a way to downgrade my board to 2.x and then convert.  ::)

Seems like quite a task for me.  :-X
Title: Re: vBulletin
Post by: [Unknown] on April 09, 2004, 02:11:36 AM
Or, if you'd be willing to do a significant amount of beta testing, you could help me write one for 3.x or make the current work for 3.x.

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Title: Re: vBulletin
Post by: JeremyS on April 09, 2004, 02:25:03 AM
I'm up for it...I have nothing better to do.  8)
Title: Re: vBulletin
Post by: Mike Bobbitt on April 29, 2004, 06:23:47 PM
Any update on this? I may be interested in testing it out if you have code... :)
Title: Re: vBulletin
Post by: [Unknown] on April 29, 2004, 06:42:48 PM
http://www.simplemachines.org/download.php?converters

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Title: Re: vBulletin
Post by: Benjamin on May 05, 2004, 03:11:33 AM
Hey [Unknown],

Can you tell me what is exactly converted using this software (or probably, what isn't converted)?

Title: Re: vBulletin
Post by: [Unknown] on May 05, 2004, 04:39:14 AM
Well, attachments, polls, posts, members... are all converted.

I don't think permissions or moderators are converted... avatars may not be converted properly in some cases.  I needs more testing, but it converts most of the data.

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Title: Re: vBulletin
Post by: Benjamin on May 05, 2004, 11:00:55 PM
Hi [Unknown],

That sounds great, and the only question I have is are you willing to help out in the conversion task?  The only reason you ask is 1) although the webmasters are familiar with boards, they aren't that familiar with MySQL and the like 2) You might see things that need to be done prior or post-installation 3) It's a really big board, and converting it might yield some bugs, in which you can see them first hand.

I don't think it will take much convincing to give you server access to achieve this.

Thanks,

--Benjamin
Title: Re: vBulletin
Post by: [Unknown] on May 06, 2004, 02:50:39 AM
I must say I made a mistake and I think the converter is not vBulletin 3 ready... are you running 2 or 3?

But, yes, I'm willing to help out as always.

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Title: Re: vBulletin
Post by: Benjamin on May 06, 2004, 07:38:04 PM
3 :/

So I guess it won't work?
Title: Re: vBulletin
Post by: [Unknown] on May 06, 2004, 09:41:08 PM
Give me a week or so and I should have something worked out.

Sorry.

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Title: Re: vBulletin
Post by: Mike Bobbitt on July 05, 2004, 10:33:43 AM
I'm now in a position to test a vBulletin 3.0.3 --> SMF conversion. Is the converter on the download page the one I should be using to test?

Will let you know my results...
Title: Re: vBulletin
Post by: Grudge on July 05, 2004, 11:14:19 AM
Please use this one instead!
Title: Re: vBulletin
Post by: Mike Bobbitt on July 05, 2004, 02:16:13 PM
Awesome, thanks! Anything I should know before I get started? ;)
Title: Re: vBulletin
Post by: Grudge on July 05, 2004, 02:26:48 PM
Not that I'm aware of. I can't think of any reason why it wouldn't work but I've only tested the bare minimum of things - not sub forums and the like. But give it a whirl and feedback any problems :)
Title: Re: vBulletin
Post by: Mike Bobbitt on July 05, 2004, 02:35:49 PM
Definitely. Thanks!
Title: Re: vBulletin
Post by: Mike Bobbitt on July 05, 2004, 04:22:49 PM
Hit a small snag... I had to grant my "SMF" MySQL user SELECT rights on the vBulletin database for it to work...
Title: Re: vBulletin
Post by: [Unknown] on July 05, 2004, 04:32:18 PM
Hit a small snag... I had to grant my "SMF" MySQL user SELECT rights on the vBulletin database for it to work...

Actually, it tells you that you have to do that :P.

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Title: Re: vBulletin
Post by: Mike Bobbitt on July 05, 2004, 04:34:27 PM
Instructions... Who'd have thought! ;)

So far so good!
Title: Re: vBulletin
Post by: Grudge on July 07, 2004, 07:29:27 AM
Mike,

Just so you know - it won't convert membre passwords correctly at the moment due to the way vB encrypts them. However, RC 1.0 of SMF will fix this and your members wouldn't have to reset their passwords :)
Title: Re: vBulletin
Post by: Mike Bobbitt on July 07, 2004, 09:16:35 AM
Cool. I'd noticed that, and just encouraged people to do a password reset. The converted forums are pretty small/low volume.


Thanks!
Title: Re: vBulletin
Post by: LancelowDowell on July 21, 2004, 12:24:55 PM
Hi!  I just ran this as a test on my vb 3.0.3 forums, and hit a small snag.  All of the forums and users transfered over fine, but when I try to go to the manage boards link, I get this error... 

 Board Pergnatis does not have a valid parent. Use the 'find and repair errors' function to fix this.

I do the find and repair errors, but it doesn't pick up anything.  Any suggestions?