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  • Which SMF is it?

    The manual says these can be imported:

    Simple Machines Forum 1.9

    SMF 2.0 beta

    But the newest non-version beta is SMF 1.1.12...

    So if I'm importing SMF 1.1.12, which do I use? I'm assuming 1.9, but why is it called 1.9?

  • #2
    Should be 1.1.4: http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/impex_smf

    Use that one. It should work.
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    • #3
      Oh, OK. So I can go straight to vB4 from SMF 1.1.4, right? (instead of vb3 first)

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      • #4
        Yes, you can import into vB4.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
          Yes, you can import into vB4.
          and if you have smf1.1.12 or smf2rc4, and there is no way to downgrade...... how can you convert this ?
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          • #6
            Which one do you have exactly?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
              Which one do you have exactly?
              I have both Sir.

              I have smf1.1.12....... but backed up my database and attempted an upgrade to 2.o4c4

              there are some issues with the script that are preventing correct display of some topics ......

              Hence am considering converting to vbulletin hoping I would receive better support than what I got with smf......

              so I have both, what would be better to use to convert to vbulletin ?

              and to which version should we convert ?
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              • #8
                Okay, let's backup. When you tried to import the 1.1.12, which importer did you use? And what exact problems did you have>
                Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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                Steve Machol Photography


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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
                  Okay, let's backup. When you tried to import the 1.1.12, which importer did you use? And what exact problems did you have>
                  I should have stated that differently.

                  I upgraded from smf1.1.12 to smf2.0RC4 not to vb

                  I have not tried to import to vbulletin yet.

                  I would not without your advice on which version of vbulletin to import to
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                  • #10
                    Then try this importer:

                    SMF
                    Tier = 1
                    Source version support in ImpEx = 2.0 beta
                    • Import usergroup
                    • Import user
                    • Import forum
                    • Import thread
                    • Import post
                    • Import Private messages
                    • Import poll
                    • Import attachment
                    • Import moderator
                    Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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                    Steve Machol Photography


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                    • #11
                      OK this conversion worked for me. I unfortunately however lost about 80% of my attachments as impex said "can't find source or original file"

                      This may be related to the fact that attachments might be encrypted.

                      but far more urgently , all passwords are not any more valid !!!

                      Is not there a way we could keep the passwords ?
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                      • #12
                        and one more thing: I paid 170 euros to renew an OWNED license vb3.x

                        this is damn expensive vb ...
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                        • #13
                          Please note that since SMF passwords are encrypted, they cannot be imported. Your users will need to reset their passwords after the import. You can read more about this here:

                          http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/impex_passwords

                          As for the attachments, this means that the attachments stated in the SMF database cannot be found in that location. Unfortunately there is not much Impex can do. It can only search for that ones listed and in the location given.
                          Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
                          Change CKEditor Colors to Match Style (for 4.1.4 and above)

                          Steve Machol Photography


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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
                            Should be 1.1.4: http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/impex_smf

                            Use that one. It should work.
                            This isn't in the actual impex by the way....

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