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Offline gstahl

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YaBB 2.6.11 conversion
« on: February 02, 2021, 11:07:36 AM »
I have been running a YaBB forum for about the last 15-20 years ). YaBB is now outdated and we have many PERL issues.  I'm running a YaBB 2.6.11 forum with 10,211 topics, 90,071 posts and  4,374 registered members (in nine membergroups).  We have tens of thousands of attachments.  While I know there have been others that have converted 2.6.11 to SMF, it is beyond my expertise to even attempt this conversion.  This FORUM is for a non-profit group and I have asked the Board for funds to hire someone, otherwise, I'll have to abandon this FORUM and start with a fresh SMF and lose all the content and knowledge contained in the Yabb forum.  I have a call into one of our developers to see if he will take on this project and for what costs and thought I would post here to see where I can look to find others that may have the knowledge to do this.  We have a dedicated server and our Host is Inmotionhosting, so I can pretty much load whatever I want on the Server with the assistance of the Host or via the Root WHM.  Cheers, Greg

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Re: YaBB 2.6.11 conversion
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2021, 11:24:19 AM »
I would check out this topic https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=573901.0 for som ehelp on steps to convert YaBB 2.6
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Offline justinbowser

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Re: YaBB 2.6.11 conversion
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2021, 11:21:40 PM »
gstahl,

Good luck with your attachments.  I converted mine from the same version as yours and lost about 75% of my attachments and have been having to add then back to the threads manually.  I have my users message me with a thread that needs fixing and I then add them.  The rest of the conversion went fairly smoothly but I could get no help for the attachment issue.  If somebody would write a reliable attachment conversion utility I would gladly shell out a few bucks for it!

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Offline gstahl

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Re: YaBB 2.6.11 conversion
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2021, 08:30:46 AM »
gstahl,

Good luck with your attachments.  I converted mine from the same version as yours and lost about 75% of my attachments and have been having to add then back to the threads manually.  I have my users message me with a thread that needs fixing and I then add them.  The rest of the conversion went fairly smoothly but I could get no help for the attachment issue.  If somebody would write a reliable attachment conversion utility I would gladly shell out a few bucks for it!

Regards,

Justin B.
Admin bmwr65.org
We did it!! I have a developer that i always call on and he recoded the converter and did the conversion. Do not know the bill yet but likely about $500 which was worth it for our nonprofit group. Once i know more I’ll post and see if we can load the new converter as Yabb is dead for us. Our developer fixed the attachment issue. I’m now going through and adding member groups and setting permissions. I have never used smf so this is a huge change for me as i have setup many yabb forums