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Reply #74 - May 17th, 2006 at 7:14pm
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Do I get the feeling you have a wowbb forum just itching to be converted?
  

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Reply #73 - May 17th, 2006 at 5:09pm
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Cool, anything I can do to help?
  
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Reply #72 - May 17th, 2006 at 4:28pm
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not as yet, but given a copy of such, one can be written  Wink
  

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Reply #71 - May 17th, 2006 at 3:16pm
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Is there a converter to go from wowbb 1.65 to yabb?  Will the universal converter work?
  
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Reply #70 - May 17th, 2006 at 1:37pm
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thats excellent! thanks!! Cheesy
  
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Reply #69 - May 17th, 2006 at 12:52pm
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Well, then all I need to do is convert the Ezcode to YaBBC and send you the zip. That should be done in a little while.
  

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Reply #68 - May 17th, 2006 at 11:18am
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yup, those seem to be correct Smiley


just a note that I probably should have mentioned earlier, all users email addresses are set in the format USERNAME@null.nul that was caused by a fault in the ezboard converter, not yours.

http://dan.funchat-forums.co.uk/phpBB2/index.php is the location of the phpbb forum if you need to check something in a hurry.
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Reply #67 - May 16th, 2006 at 10:43pm
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Dan: Can you verify a few stats for me?

I have your top 5 posters being
Daniel Cardwell with 28512 posts
Auntie Tricia, 16488 posts
CiderMonster, 9484 posts
Simon Parton, 7981 posts
littlepepper2, 7891 posts

I'm not sure if some posts are owned by the correct user, and this would be a simple way to check.
  

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Re: YaBB Universal Converter [Beta 2]
Reply #66 - May 16th, 2006 at 12:59pm
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Yes, it doesn't touch your phpBB2 database.

It can convert to a new or existing YaBB. It can only convert to an existing one if you don't have any boards or topics with that exist in both new and converted data (which shouldn't happen for topics). I posted a simple guide on how to do this earlier in the topic, which is here: http://www.yabbforum.com/community/YaBB.pl?num=1137279141/15#17
  

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Reply #65 - May 16th, 2006 at 4:11am
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and I don't have the attachments mod in my phpbbs either, i got so tired of manually modding and then having to manually recode for the updates. If i never have to ctrl-f and ctrl-v again it will be to soon =)

It made me not even want to code my own web pages, its just the posts, and the user info.

As I understand it so far, I can run the converter and then run the rebuild tools and everything from phpbb will be in the new yabb board, and the phpbb will still exist to refer back to just incase?  Also does/will this convert to an existing yabb or to a new one? I've been toying with it abit to see if we like it and now that we do they've started to get comfy there with setting things up, but I dont want to do to much if we'll just be importing in to a clean copy and have to set up from there.



This will make things so much more awesome. Thanks so much for doing this. As someone with zero knowledge of database anything, I appreciate it greatly.
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Re: YaBB Universal Converter [Beta 2]
Reply #64 - May 15th, 2006 at 5:12pm
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well it doesnt really lose them as they're still there in phpBB2 but just arent there in YaBB2
  
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Re: YaBB Universal Converter [Beta 2]
Reply #63 - May 15th, 2006 at 12:58pm
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You should be able to do this all on your own Wink. You'll need to do the YaBB rebuild tools after you move the messages in so YaBB knows about all your members and messages correctly.

As for this losing data, it currently *does* lose some data. Attachments are one of those areas. Private messages currently aren't converted, but that's something high on my list to do.
  

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Reply #62 - May 15th, 2006 at 4:19am
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awesome, my main concern is loosing everything that's there, I want this to be as flawless and unnoticable a change over for the users as possible.

Will I need access to anything unusuall that i'll need to contact my host for or should I just be able to do this on my own? I guess thats something that will be answered when its out of beta likely.

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Re: YaBB Universal Converter [Beta 2]
Reply #61 - May 14th, 2006 at 10:51pm
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thanks! thats great! Cheesy

of course i'll try it, hopefully that will be all the bugs ironed out
  
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Re: YaBB Universal Converter [Beta 2]
Reply #60 - May 14th, 2006 at 10:44pm
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Yep. I'm currently converting *all* the messages in the phpBB database. It'll take a long while, it appears... so I'll save you the work of reconverting and send you the .zip of the Converted directory.

Regardless, I'd like for you to try it, but you don't have to.
  

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