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Offline nocrouter

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Yabb 2.5.2
« on: February 18, 2014, 10:47:47 AM »
Hello
I have run a YABB forum for the last 10 years or so and it now looks like YABB is no more? Is this true and if so can I convert my 2.5.2 forum to SMF

Many thanks nocrouter

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Re: Yabb 2.5.2
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2014, 10:51:04 AM »
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Re: Yabb 2.5.2
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2014, 10:56:38 AM »
Holy shizzle ;D That's ancient :P

You should really upgrade. It's incredible how you didn't get hacked... But yes, YABB is long gone...

There are converters from Yabb and Yabbse, depending on which you're really using
http://download.simplemachines.org/?converters;software=yabb
http://download.simplemachines.org/?converters;software=yabbse

Be sure to read this:
Converting to SMF

edit: ninja'd :P
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Re: Yabb 2.5.2
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2014, 11:56:06 AM »
Well, we need to make sure which script are you using:

YaBB!  is a perl based script that was still been developed as far as I can see (last year), although I cannot enter their site.

YaBB SE is indeed a pretty old SMF predecessor that is no longer supported.
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Re: Yabb 2.5.2
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2014, 04:14:20 PM »
Thanks for the replys I will have a read

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Re: Yabb 2.5.2
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2014, 04:24:30 PM »
* margarett slaps himself ;D

If the version in the subject is correct, then Suki is right, that is YaBB and this release is from 2012. I thought this was about YaBB SE, our predecessor :)
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Re: Yabb 2.5.2
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2014, 07:08:51 PM »
I'm in the same boat as the OP. I have a YABB 2.5.2 forum I last upgraded a few years ago. I'm sick of needing PERL, and it's time to go. Problem is, the converters don't work. The two I tried were :

smf_2-0_yabb2_converter.zip
smf_2-0_yabb_converter.zip

The only one that almost worked was the second one. When I run it, it hangs at:
Converting membergroups...Field 'description' doesn't have a default value

The other file, smf_2-0_yabb2_converter.zip, doesn't recognize the YABB directory.

Is this the right converter file for YABB 2.5.2? Is there another one? Is there a way to get past the error?

Thanks for your help!

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Re: Yabb 2.5.2
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2014, 08:30:55 PM »
I'm not really sure, I'd need to take a closer look at that and I've never really seen that converter before, neither the original forums software...

In any case, the second one is really more likely to work. Can you send me by pm a database dump so that I can have a look?
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Re: Yabb 2.5.2
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2014, 10:08:22 PM »
Thanks for the response. A MySQL dump might be a problem. I believe I used a 'Flat File' database with YABB (Made sense 10 years ago when I was afraid of databases).

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Re: Yabb 2.5.2
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2014, 05:13:20 PM »
I got my hands full of converters these days :P

Do you know the file extension in use?
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Re: Yabb 2.5.2
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2014, 05:45:40 PM »
well yabb is still around these days...

http://www.yabbforum.com/cgi-bin/community/YaBB.pl

they have information about converters there, so there is an solution to do something in reverse order to get yabb to smf
they have some universal converter wich can convert from lot of software to yabb needs a bit sorted out for smf only ;)
to do the reverse order...

MySQL will be added as addition in 3.0+
so they are flat file till 2.6+
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Re: Yabb 2.5.2
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2014, 10:49:38 PM »
I followed the instructions in this post.
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=457735.0

Although I was converting a YaBB 2.5AE board. I'm attaching the converter that I used as I was unable to find it here.

You may be able to convert 2.5.2 with this but I'm not certain. I had actually downgraded my YaBB forum to 2.4 before conversion.

This was used to convert to SMF 1.1.14. I then upgraded SMF to I think at the time was 2.0 and didn't really have any problems except for maybe attachments.

Good luck. Hope it works out for you.

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Re: Yabb 2.5.2
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2014, 11:51:55 AM »
Thanks! You might have just saved me hours of work.

Can you tell me if the forum you converted had a flat file?

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Re: Yabb 2.5.2
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2014, 11:54:37 AM »
Yes. As far as I know, all YaBB boards are flat file with the exception of YaBB 3.0 which was a beta that never really got off the ground.