Considering VB to purchase but....

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  • Morgo
    • May 2000
    • 89

    Considering VB to purchase but....

    I need some reassurance over the UBB message conversion process.

    At the moment my UBB is setup on an NT virtual server. If I was to go and purchase VB then I am going to get a UNIX virtual server that will be used purely for the forum.

    Once the VB is installed on the UNIX machine, is the conversion process simply a case of giving the program the FTP details of my NT server and directory paths? Or is it more involved? If so, how time consuming is the process and does it involve any certain skills?

    Thanks for any information.
  • Martin
    Senior Member
    • Apr 2000
    • 4783
    • 3.5.x

    here's what I did...

    I went the opposite direction you're going in and it all went smooth after I got a few PHP and mySQL things worked out.
    I just FTP's everything from the Unix server onto the NT server. I don't know if you can do that the other way around, but it really does make things easier.

    Anyway, the transition is smooth and easy. You shouldn't encounter any problems except getting them from one server to the other. I don't *think* you can get the info from one to the other in the conversion process thru FTP or HTTP, I think you have to have the info already in place on the server.
    The biggest time involved would be in FTPing down from one and up to the other.


    • John
      Senior Member
      • Apr 2000
      • 4042

      The import process requires you to have all the UBB data files on the same server as the vBulletin PHP scripts. You have two options for the conversion really:

      1) FTP the files across to the UNIX server as Martin suggested and do the import on the UNIX server.

      2) Do the import on the NT server (assuming PHP and MySQL are installed), and then transfer the data across to the UNIX server.

      I would recommend that you take option 1 as it would probably be easier.

      All the import script requires is a few paths to the UBB data files - these can all be found in the UBB control panel. It can not use FTP to access your NT server for the data files.

      John Percival

      Artificial intelligence usually beats real stupidity ;)


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