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  • IPB to vB

    So I am currently running a vB 3.8.6 forum.

    I wanted to merge a IPB forum. I never had a problem before merging other forums.

    However, it seems like the converter is convinced that I am converting a vB3 to a vB3 board?

    I know it asked me to upload the vB36 folder? Not sure why?

    My target in the config is my vB forum and the source is the IPB forum.

    Am I missing something here?
    Last edited by FreshFroot_; Sun 2 Jan '11, 5:43pm.

  • #2
    I see

    Testing source against : vb_36 ::3.7.x

    Which is odd, I assume it's telling me it is doing a conversion with vB 3.6 and vB 3.7? not sure why?


    • #3
      Have you ever used impex in the past?


      • #4
        Yes I have... which is why I am thinking I might be having this problem.

        Could it be due to a file left?


        • #5
          Nope, you never completely finished the old import by DELETING the impex session data. Check the docs for finishing the import.


          • #6
            Sorry, just a bit confused here.

            Are you saying that I imported stuff earlier and it never imported properly? And that it is saved in the database?

            I'm asking, because I no longer have that database, where I converted before. That was about 2 yrs ago.


            • #7
              Looks like your answer got it solved. I just deleted the session. And now I can import.


              • #8
                Before you do a second import, make sure that 1: you backup, 2 you test, 3 you finalize your old import.


                • #9
                  Thanks for the heads up.

                  I did have a question about the rebuilding counters of everything.

                  I did the forums, threads, users etc.. except for the posts cache.

                  How important is it to rebuild the posts cache? I assume if you don't some posts won't show up correctly? I have about 160,000+ posts. So going through it all would take awhile. Unless there is an automated way a cron job or something could do it without needing me.


                  • #10
                    Do you mean the counters? Please follow the 'After the Import' instructions here:

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