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IPB 1.3 to SMF 2.0.2

Started by Sylus, December 06, 2012, 06:31:36 PM

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I am currently running a forum that is hosted by JCINK which uses IPB 1.3. I am able to secure the database from the servers of my forum but I assume the traditional way of converting IPB to SMF will not work since the board is hosted on JCINK's servers.

So, in short, I have my boards database but yet I receive an error message when I try and convert.

I also replaced the invasion_to_smf.sql file with the database from the IPB board. The file I received was a .txt file  from JCINK so I moved it into .sql ending. Not sure if this was what I was supposed to do but I would be forever grateful for some help from anyone that may know how to work with this! Keep in mind sometimes the error message below doesn't even go through, it simply says I don't have access to the IPB file.

The error message is as follows:

QuoteNotice: Undefined index: convert_script in /home/swlrpcom/public_html/forum/convert.php on line 972

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/swlrpcom/public_html/forum/convert.php on line 975

Notice: Undefined index: convert_script in /home/swlrpcom/public_html/forum/convert.php on line 987
Recalculating forum statistics...
Notice: Undefined variable: result in /home/swlrpcom/public_html/forum/convert.php on line 2494

Notice: Undefined variable: result in /home/swlrpcom/public_html/forum/convert.php on line 2495

Notice: Undefined index: db_fetch_assoc in /home/swlrpcom/public_html/forum/convert.php on line 1386

Fatal error: Function name must be a string in /home/swlrpcom/public_html/forum/convert.php on line 1386


Hello Stylus, sorry for the late reply. (and welcome to! :))

First of all you have to be sure the txt file provided by JCINK is an SQL file.
Then you have to import that file into an existing database (I assume you are changing hosting too, so you should have a database at the new host).
Once you have done this, you can start the conversion. You should not replace the file ipb3_to_smf.sql with anything else, this file contains the instructions to do the conversion.
This is a quick summary, if anything is not clear feel free to ask for details. ;)

Take a peek at what I'm doing! ;D

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