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Daniel Tolouei
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Challenge: convert YaBB 1.1 sp1 data to YaBB2 ?
Oct 18th, 2005 at 12:27pm
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Is it possible without problems and without lost posts, topics and members profile ?

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Re: Challenge: convert YaBB 1.1 sp1 data to YaBB2
Reply #1 - Oct 18th, 2005 at 12:48pm
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yes the setup.pl which comes with the package includes a converter.
please read the instructions.
  

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Re: Challenge: convert YaBB 1.1 sp1 data to YaBB2
Reply #2 - Oct 19th, 2005 at 12:01pm
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I have a lot of mods, includind hash passwords with secret question.
Whats is the format needed by converter of .dat os members, and the files of topics ?

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Re: Challenge: convert YaBB 1.1 sp1 data to YaBB2
Reply #3 - Oct 30th, 2005 at 5:36pm
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If you read the instructions, you'll find the more popular (on the whole) mods are now incorporated and will be converted/included (by following instructions) as part of the setup/upgrade/convert (take as you wish) process.
Some other mods from Y1.x have yet to be updated - see
http://www.boardmod.org/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=newsy2 for detailed lists etc.

Check this out and make an assessment from that.

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Whats is the format needed by converter of .dat os members, and the files of topics ?

? not sure what you're getting at here? As Tea-master points out, the new setup.pl system handles the 1.x file version. If any of your mods have added lines to the user.dat file, these will be ignored, as will any other files added. Setup only gets upset if the sequence of data in the file is changed around (I believe).
  

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Re: Challenge: convert YaBB 1.1 sp1 data to YaBB2
Reply #4 - Nov 1st, 2005 at 3:12am
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My suggestion:

Back-up your boards completely and put the back-up in a safe place.  Then, upload a copy of the back-up onto your server, in a different place than your current forums are (or onto another server if you have more than one hosting account).  Perform the conversion on the back-up copy of the forums, and see what happens.  If you like it, do the same thing on your public boards.  If you don't like it, stick with the old version.
  

You should always perform a complete back-up before making any changes or modifications to your forums.
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