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Convet from SMF?
Jun 4th, 2006 at 1:20am
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Is there a way to convert from SMF to YaBB? I would like too. I mainly need members and posts switched, Loss of passwords or PMs will not be a big deal. Thank you.
  
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Re: Convet from SMF?
Reply #1 - Jul 5th, 2006 at 11:26am
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Hi,
I also need a converter from smf 1.1 rc2 to yabb  Smiley
  

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Reply #2 - Jul 6th, 2006 at 1:57am
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I don't think there is an SMF input driver built into the converter yet.

However, I believe that there is an SMF to phpBB converter available from phpBB's web site.  Once you convert from SMF to phpBB, you can then use the YaBB Universal Converter to convert from phpBB to YaBB.
  

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Reply #3 - Jul 27th, 2006 at 3:31pm
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SMF is similar like YaBB?? I think they are same thing somekind
  
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Reply #4 - Jul 27th, 2006 at 3:50pm
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They used to be fairly similar, but there's significant differences now.
  

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Reply #5 - Jul 27th, 2006 at 3:54pm
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They used to be fairly similar, but there's significant differences now.



Good i dont use SMF beacause they are similar staff !
  
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Reply #6 - Sep 2nd, 2006 at 4:01pm
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Hello,

I just "inherited" an SMF 1.1 RC1 board
http://andybumatai.com/forum/index.php

Currently, I run this Yabb 2.1
http://www.superman808.com

From a previous message, I gather that we would have to double convert SMF ->>> phbb ->>> yabb 2.1

That's fine...but how do you import/integrate the previous SMF board into the the Yabb 2.1 board?

Thanks in advance

ER
  

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Reply #7 - Sep 2nd, 2006 at 4:47pm
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After converting, you'll need to do a few things. Note: Do not try this on a live board!

1) Copy/Move all converted posts to the Messages/ folder in YaBB.
2) Copy/Move all the .txt files in Boards/ to the YaBB Boards/ folder.
3) Combine the forum.control and forum.master files. You'll need to merge some of the arrays in forum.master.
4) Run all rebuild tools
5) Upload the files to your live board

However, the phpBB2 converter still has some flaws. If you encounter any of them, let me know, and I'll work with you.
  

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Reply #8 - Sep 2nd, 2006 at 4:51pm
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AK108 wrote on Sep 2nd, 2006 at 4:47pm:
After converting, you'll need to do a few things. Note: Do not try this on a live board!

1) Copy/Move all converted posts to the Messages/ folder in YaBB.
2) Copy/Move all the .txt files in Boards/ to the YaBB Boards/ folder.
3) Combine the forum.control and forum.master files. You'll need to merge some of the arrays in forum.master.
4) Run all rebuild tools
5) Upload the files to your live board

However, the phpBB2 converter still has some flaws. If you encounter any of them, let me know, and I'll work with you.


Hi there....thank you for the quick reply.

#3...you got me on that one.  Is there a reference for that procedure?

Everything else, I'm ok with.

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Reply #9 - Sep 10th, 2006 at 5:27pm
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Nope. If you get lost, show me what you have.
  

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Reply #10 - Sep 10th, 2006 at 8:51pm
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AK108 wrote on Sep 10th, 2006 at 5:27pm:
Nope. If you get lost, show me what you have.


I've already done the conversion.  It's been tedious, but successful.  Phew!
  

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Reply #11 - Oct 11th, 2006 at 12:53am
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Will there be any chance of an official converter from SMF to YaBB?
  
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Reply #12 - Oct 11th, 2006 at 2:16am
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I plan to make one eventually. I don't have time right now, unfortunately, as YaBB 2.2 is using all my programming time.
  

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Reply #13 - Oct 17th, 2006 at 4:39pm
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AK108 wrote on Sep 2nd, 2006 at 4:47pm:
After converting, you'll need to do a few things. Note: Do not try this on a live board!



So will this destroy my SMF board?
  
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Reply #14 - Oct 18th, 2006 at 1:04am
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There's no SMF converter, so there's no chance of that Wink

It is highly unlikely that this converter will destroy any board. But it is always safest to make sure that users are unable to access the board while converting, as they could make the conversion fail or corrupt the converted data. Also, you shouldn't run maintenance controls on a YaBB board except when in maintenance mode, for the same reasons.
  

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