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Author Topic: YaBB 2.1 on Mac OSX server to SMF on Ubuntu 8.04  (Read 9101 times)

Offline icntdrv

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YaBB 2.1 on Mac OSX server to SMF on Ubuntu 8.04
« on: January 05, 2010, 12:11:24 PM »
I am taking over a forum for a local group, and they want to migrate to new forums on a new server.  The Current forums are YaBB 2.1 installed on a Mac OSX server.  I was given a server specifically to house the forums which will run Ubuntu Server 8.04 quite nicely.  I need recommendations on how to go about the migration of both forum software and hardware.  The converter scripts all require that the old forum and new forum be installed on the same server.  Will it be necessary for me to install YaBB 2.1 on my new server along with SMF 1.1.11 in order to complete the conversion?
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Re: YaBB 2.1 on Mac OSX server to SMF on Ubuntu 8.04
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2010, 10:42:34 AM »
I asked for help on the YaBB forums about simply migrating the current forums to the new server using the same forum software.  The only help they would give me also envolved upgrading to YaBB 2.4, for which there is no conversion script available. 

Anybody have some advice?
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Re: YaBB 2.1 on Mac OSX server to SMF on Ubuntu 8.04
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2010, 12:26:26 PM »
There are actually two ways you could solve is and the solution offered by the Yabb team is certainly not one of them:

1) The first way would be to install SMF to the older server, perform the conversion and move the converted forum.

2) Second way is to install the old forum to the new server. I would recommend this option as the conversion would take less time assuming the new server will be newer and faster.
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