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Re: Migrating from YABB 1 Gold
Reply #36 - Mar 14th, 2013 at 9:25pm
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Have you copied your old files into yabb2/Convert?
The default path to Convert inside your 2.5.2 installation should be simply './Convert'

If not then the path to your files would be something like '/home/storrence/vivendodaluz.com/cgi-bin/yabb' (A path is not the same as a url.)
  

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Re: Migrating from YABB 1 Gold
Reply #35 - Mar 14th, 2013 at 7:57pm
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OK I got to this step but it's not  accepting my path. I'm just going to the old forum now and copying that URL. Is that the path it's asking for?


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YaBB 2.5.2 Converter
      Make sure your YaBB 2.5.2 installation is running and that it has all the correct folder paths and URLs.
Proceed through the following steps to convert your YaBB 1 Gold - SP 1.x forum to YaBB 2.5.2!

If your YaBB 1 Gold - SP 1.x forum is located on the same server as your YaBB 2.5.2 installation:
Insert the path to your YaBB 1 Gold - SP 1.x forum in the input field below
Click on the 'Continue' button
Else if your YaBB 1 Gold - SP 1.x forum is located on a different server than your YaBB 2.5.2 installation or if you do not know the path to your SP 1.x forum:
Copy all files in the /Boards, /Members, and /Messages folders from your YaBB 1 Gold - SP 1.x installation, to the corresponding Convert/Boards, Convert/Members, and Convert/Messages folders of your YaBB 2.5.2 installation, and chmod them 777.
Copy cat.txt from the /Variables folder of your YaBB 1 Gold - SP 1.x installation to the Convert/Variables folder of your YaBB 2.5.2 installation, and chmod it 666.
If you have 'Add More Membergroups' installed on your YaBB 1 Gold - SP 1.x, copy MemberStats.txt from the /Variables folder of your YaBB 1 Gold - SP 1.x installation to the Convert/Variables folder of your YaBB 2.5.2 installation, and chmod it 666.
Click on the 'Continue' button
  
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Re: Migrating from YABB 1 Gold
Reply #34 - Mar 14th, 2013 at 6:41pm
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That will be what the setup script detected as where - on the hosting server - your files actually are. Make sure the url's (the http addresses) the script thinks are correct actually are correct and then let it autofill everything else. This is the point where the Paths file is written.
  

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Re: Migrating from YABB 1 Gold
Reply #33 - Mar 14th, 2013 at 5:09pm
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What about this:

/home/storrence/vivendodaluz.com/cgi-bin/yabb2

I've never seen home/storrence before. Maybe it's something to do with dreamhost servers?

Then press the autofill button?
  
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Re: Migrating from YABB 1 Gold
Reply #32 - Mar 14th, 2013 at 3:39pm
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You set up your new forum and make sure you can log in. Then follow the instructions in the Quick-Guide that tells you to copy your Gold Boards, Member,Messages and Variable files to their respective folders inside the yabb2/Convert folder.

I've got too many versions in my head.  Embarrassed In 2.5.2 Convert is still part of Setup.pl. Once your forum is installed (make sure you can log in as Admin) go back and run Setup.pl again. This time it will take you to the conversion utility.

The conversion utility goes through all the board files, member files, messages and variables and changes them to the 2x format without damaging the original files. If there are files missing that it needs, it will tell you.
« Last Edit: Mar 14th, 2013 at 3:43pm by Dandello »  

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Re: Migrating from YABB 1 Gold
Reply #31 - Mar 14th, 2013 at 2:47pm
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OK I'm in Setup.pl but i'm not sure if this is the upgrade process or not? It seems it's setting up a new forum? Should I continue here or should I be in convert.pl which I can't find anywhere in the cgi-bin.
  
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Re: Migrating from YABB 1 Gold
Reply #30 - Mar 14th, 2013 at 2:42pm
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OK a new day and time for the conversion Smiley

…but where is convert.pl ??

or maybe I should run http://www.mysite.com/forum/Setup.pl

like it says here?

/YaBB_2.5.2/Quick-Guide/English/extras/upgradeY1.html

Trying that now…
  
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Re: Migrating from YABB 1 Gold
Reply #29 - Mar 13th, 2013 at 11:14pm
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OK it wassss taking a long time. All that is working now. Now onto the upgrade.
  
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Re: Migrating from YABB 1 Gold
Reply #28 - Mar 13th, 2013 at 11:11pm
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Did Convert.pl run into any problems?

Poster names are also stored in the thread, so the old deleted members should appear as 'name (ex-member)'
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Re: Migrating from YABB 1 Gold
Reply #27 - Mar 13th, 2013 at 11:02pm
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Spoke too soon. cgi-bin/YaBB/YaBB.pl?board=&action=repairboards is not working or it takes a very long time. What could be causing that? Everything else worked. Do I need to do that repair before doing the upgrade?

BTW, since I deleted all of the members, since I can't tell the difference between the real ones and the spam ones, how will the old posts appear? Will it have the members name?
  
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Reply #26 - Mar 13th, 2013 at 10:58pm
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OK for some reason, it's all working now. Now onto the upgrade. I've got 2.52 already so just need to follow this?

Upgrading from YaBB 1.x

YaBB_2.5.2/Quick-Guide/English/extras/upgradeY1.html
  
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Re: Migrating from YABB 1 Gold
Reply #25 - Mar 13th, 2013 at 10:43pm
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OK it's working better now. I put it in maintenance mode and now am trying to do the maintenance but it seems the URL doesn't completely load. It starts and then stays there and eventually gives an error. I've tried the 4 repair options like repair board, rebuild member list, recount member etc but they all have the same result.
  
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Re: Migrating from YABB 1 Gold
Reply #24 - Mar 13th, 2013 at 2:29pm
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644 is the normal default, but depending on the server it may need to be 655. The bogus registrations are spammers. I don't know if Gold allows you to disable registration.
  

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Re: Migrating from YABB 1 Gold
Reply #23 - Mar 13th, 2013 at 11:18am
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OK thanks. I've done that now how should I set the permissions on it? 644?
  
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Re: Migrating from YABB 1 Gold
Reply #22 - Mar 13th, 2013 at 10:59am
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you can download YaBB 1 Gold here http://www.yabbforum.com/archives.php?currentpage=8 and then copy the admin.dat file from it  Wink
  

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