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Offline amnezia

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converting
« on: December 07, 2014, 05:40:46 AM »
hello guys i got a question


currently i am using mybb 1.6 but i want to go over to SMF
was wondering if i can keep the topics, members etc of my current forum when i switch to smf will i keep it?
or lose them .. i mean dont wanan follow any risks of losing them

Offline margarett

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Re: converting
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2014, 06:03:56 AM »
Hi and welcome to sm.org ;)

Yes, the idea behind conversion is that you can change softwares while keeping content.

Have a read on this
Converting to SMF
And let us know if you have any questions ;)
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Offline amnezia

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Re: converting
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2014, 06:24:12 AM »
thank you for the fast reply i will try it now and post the results here
making a backup of my system now incase something goes badly wrong


will keep you guys updated in here

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Re: converting
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2014, 10:57:42 PM »
amnezia did everything go ok?

Offline blackfox95

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Re: converting
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2015, 02:04:57 PM »
Hello, I m friend of Amnezia the converting didnt worked for me.

Sorry, the database connection information used in the specified installation of SMF cannot access the installation of MyBulletinBoard 1.6. This may either mean that the installation doesn't exist, or that the Database account used does not have permissions to access it.

The error that was received from the Database was: SELECT command denied to user 'forum_smf'@'localhost' for table 'forum_users'

Please help me how to solve this problem

Offline margarett

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Re: converting
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2015, 02:25:10 PM »
The MySQL user that you set up for SMF's database should be able to access your original database, that's what that error means.
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Offline blackfox95

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Re: converting
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2015, 03:22:33 PM »
Thank you for your fast reply,  should i create 2nd user for data base also 1 database with 2 users?

Offline margarett

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Re: converting
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2015, 03:25:54 PM »
It depends on your hosting control panel... In most setups I've seen you have the possibility to add several users to each database. So you need to add the user that is now attributed to SMF's database to MyBB' database, so that the converter script is able to access its data ;)
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Offline blackfox95

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Re: converting
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2015, 03:29:31 PM »
I did it now i got the error message:    Converting members...Wrong value type sent to the database. Date expected. (birthdate)

Offline margarett

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Re: converting
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2015, 03:55:15 PM »
Ahhhh the joys of converters :P
Let me look at that in the computer...
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Offline blackfox95

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Re: converting
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2015, 04:22:54 PM »
ok :D

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Re: converting
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2015, 09:39:44 AM »
Please answer how can i fix it

Offline margarett

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Re: converting
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2015, 10:59:01 AM »
So, I had to read something as I have never used that converter myself and I found out some answers around here.

Try the .sql file attached to this post
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=404303.msg3690189#msg3690189
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