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Offline converter for IPB 3.x to SMF?

Started by linuxninja, August 30, 2015, 04:32:00 PM

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linuxninja

I have a host that will no longer run an instance of IPB so am in the process of getting everything moved over to SMF. I have a database dump but no instance of IPB to use to do the online converting. Is there a way to convert this .sql file to SMF format without having to bring up another instance of IPB?

Illori

you could look into options of running it on your pc using something like wamp or xampp. either way you need at least the config file for IPB so the converter can find the settings for the database.

linuxninja

Quote from: Illori on August 30, 2015, 05:08:04 PM
you could look into options of running it on your pc using something like wamp or xampp. either way you need at least the config file for IPB so the converter can find the settings for the database.

The previous server pretty much doesn't exist. All I have is the database dump and the password, etc for the database user. What I need is a way to convert this thing with what I got. I know that IPB isn't free.

margarett

I should be able to convert your database even with no files structure. Of course you'll loose attachments, avatars, etc.
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jack208

Hi Maragaret - or anyone reading this

I've a similar situation ie with an offline IPB v3.x SQL data file but no access to the server/app, and wishes to convert to SMF (which will be hosted on a new site). If anyone can do this - even if it's a paid job - let me know. PM me your rates. TQ

Attachments & avatars not necessarily to be kept. Just the content (discussion).

Fotograf81

I'm a bit late to the party, I guess, but you should be able to load the .sql file into the new hoster's database and then run the converter. - Of course that will only be the data in the database - files (like user uploads) are a different thing. IPB and SMF should be able to coexist within the same database.

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