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Converting vBiulletin to SMF with only SQL file.
« on: May 22, 2007, 05:53:20 AM »
Hi there,

I got question. I got only my old database sql exported file. Is it possible to convert it to SMF?

Greetings
Pedro
« Last Edit: May 22, 2007, 11:15:16 AM by pedro84 »

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Re: Converting vBiletine to SMf with only SQL file.
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2007, 08:06:25 AM »
Yes.
You just have to create a database, import that sql file.
Take a look at the docs for more information: Converting to SMF

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Re: Converting vBiletine to SMf with only SQL file.
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2007, 08:31:58 AM »
Thanks.

But have I to use Converter?

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Re: Converting vBiletine to SMf with only SQL file.
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2007, 09:30:56 AM »
Yes.
You need to convertor to  convert from vBulletin to SMF.

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Re: Converting vBiletine to SMf with only SQL file.
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2007, 09:37:55 AM »
But how to make without vBulletin files? As I wrote in the first post I got only Database, but vBulletin is on the server.

/I'm gonna take care about somebody's site/

What to do?

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Re: Converting vBiletine to SMf with only SQL file.
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2007, 09:54:21 AM »
You don't need the vBulletin files.
You only need the database.
So import that sql file into the database.
Install SMF as normal and then run the convertor
http://docs.simplemachines.org/index.php?topic=15

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Re: Converting vBiletine to SMf with only SQL file.
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2007, 10:00:52 AM »
I know.

But I installed SMF, imported vBulletin database, but what path to vBulletin have I to put in Convertor?

I always get
Code: [Select]
Unable to find the settings for vBulletin 3.5. Please double check the path and try again.
I mean the second box, under the SMF path box.
« Last Edit: May 22, 2007, 10:27:51 AM by pedro84 »

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Re: Converting vBiulletin to SMF with only SQL file.
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2007, 11:16:34 AM »
Look at attachment:)

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Re: Converting vBiulletin to SMF with only SQL file.
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2007, 12:32:18 PM »
Oh, thought the convertor asked for the database information.
Anyway, I'm not sure this will work, but you can give it a try.
Download the attachment and change the servername, dbusername, dbpassword and dbname to the correct values.
Then upload it to a folder on your host, eg /vb

Then enter that path with in the convertor.
But like I said, I don't know if it'll work, but you can give it a shot ;)

[edit]
That config file is from vB 3.0.7 though, don't have any recent version.
If you can get your hands on a config.php for vB 3.6 do that.
But you can try this one first.

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Re: Converting vBiulletin to SMF with only SQL file.
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2007, 01:01:33 PM »
On my localhost doesn't work.

I'll try on my webserver

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Re: Converting vBiulletin to SMF with only SQL file.
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2007, 01:06:29 PM »
On my webserwer doesn't work to:|

Any ideas?

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Re: Converting vBiulletin to SMF with only SQL file.
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2007, 02:57:35 PM »
Still the same error?
On a side note, perhaps you can take a look here:
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?board=134.0
You posted this in the wrong board.

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Re: Converting vBiulletin to SMF with only SQL file.
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2007, 03:00:47 PM »
I know posted in wrong forums. Sorry. Mods can move thread yes?

Listen, I did it!

http://metalbootlegdatabase.home.pl/forum/index.php [nofollow]

Look here. But I got problem:
in my database I got posts from 21st May, but after converting the last post is from 14th of May?

What happend?


Edit:
Not all Private Messages was converted too. Only part of them
« Last Edit: May 22, 2007, 03:08:56 PM by pedro84 »

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Re: Converting vBiulletin to SMF with only SQL file.
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2007, 03:54:55 PM »
I'm afraid I can't help you much with that.
Am not really familiar with the convertors.
But maybe you can find similar issues here: http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?board=134.0
Or do a search.

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Re: Converting vBiulletin to SMF with only SQL file.
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2007, 05:18:47 AM »
I did a big search, but....Admin of the site I'm taking care of forgot to give my updated database:/

Very sorry, I didn't check it. Problem solved.

Thanks for help