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  • #16
    So once the merging works, how long do you think it will take for the ikonboard -> vBulletin converter, instead of going through phpBB?

    I got the members imported to phpBB ok, but the forum importer was corrupted...does anyone have this?
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    • #17
      Here it is:

      http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...threadid=23014

      This one is not corrupted.

      IMO, you are better off doing it through phpBB. An Ikonboard converter might take too long. I have requested one over 2 months ago and nothing. There is an official one on the pipeline, but why wait? They have not given a finishing time or posted any progress on it.

      My guess is, by the time it is finished no one will need it. I have a few friends that decided to move to a vBulletin lookalike instead of waiting. The ones willing to wait might as well wait for IB3 Gold.
      Last edited by Juan; Tue 17th Jul '01, 2:30pm.

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      • #18
        hmm...

        I just realized...

        vBulletin has its own BBimport library. It is much easier to use, so I will be using that. From now on, the only file that will need to be downloaded is the convertor file. There will be no conv_global.php or DBwrapper.php (I don't like vBulletin's DBwrapper as much ). I think I'll still zip it so that it is smaller, but I'm open to suggestions.

        Because I'm changing how the whole thing works...it might be another 2~3 days from today. Sorry, but I think after this, it will run much cleaner and faster.

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        • #19
          Nebula, you are doing us all a very big favour. Please take your time.

          When you are done, If you care to send me your PayPal ID I would be more than happy to pay for some of your time.

          Thanks again

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          • #20
            I am considering moving from phpbb 1.4 to vBulletin. But I cannot purchase a license if I do not know for sure if the converter does a good job

            What will be the impact for my user? Do they need to re-register? Will the converter take care of everything?

            How far is the converter at this time?

            Thanks!

            Christoph

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            • #21
              Maybe the vB developers'll even put it in the members area if you use their format

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Christoph
                I am considering moving from phpbb 1.4 to vBulletin. But I cannot purchase a license if I do not know for sure if the converter does a good job

                What will be the impact for my user? Do they need to re-register? Will the converter take care of everything?

                How far is the converter at this time?

                Thanks!

                Christoph
                It was "done", but Nebula's rewriting it to work better and use vB's built in bbimport system. It imports forums, users, and everything from phpBB.

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                • #23
                  Great! Thanks! I'll keep an eye on this thread - hoping!! :-)

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                  • #24
                    ...

                    Well...I...don't really know what to say Juan I never really thought of that. I don't have a PayPalID, but I can get one (assuming it is free (I think it is)). My cousin uses it, so I have heard about it.

                    Merging is coming along nicely. It will probably be out late Friday or Saturday.

                    Christoph: The convertor does what it does fine. Many people use/used it, and all said it worked fine (the new version ). It currently converts:
                    • Users
                    • Forums & Categories
                    • Moderators
                    • Threads
                    • Posts
                    • PMs
                    • Styles
                    • Options


                    If you would like any more features to be imported, PLEASE, PLEASE tell me. I want this to be a good convertor.

                    JohnM: It is being made so that it workes with the vBulletin BBimport system. It was not earlier, because I never thought of doing it vB's way. I now realize that if I had used vB's format from the start (I could have, just never thought of ), it probably would have been done before now . vBulletin's way also makes it 50x easier to do merging.

                    Hopefully, that answers everyone's questions. It's late, and if I'm gonna get that importer done tomorrow, I gotta get my sleep

                    Good night

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                    • #25
                      Nebula,

                      That sounds already that it converts all the basic things - I do not have a big forum yet and not really many hacks in it. So, I guess that would be just perfect at this point!

                      I appreciate your work and efforts! I am just starting with php a little bit and would be happy just doing some more stuff like what you do.

                      I'll make up my mind 'til Monday (do not have time until then) and then probably go for it!! How long takes the whole process to have the board up and running again?

                      Thanks!

                      Christoph

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                      • #26
                        I wondered why you didn't use vB's functions

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                        • #27
                          I need an ikonboard converter but i forgot my costomer number/password and lost the data off my computer when i had to reformatt. So if anyone has an ikonboard convertor they can send me PLEASE help.

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                          • #28
                            Crsitoph: The time it should take to complete the importer script should be around 1-10 minutes, depending on the size of your board, and the speedyness of your server

                            JohnM: I don't know either

                            Deltawolf: Sorry, but I can't help ya out there. Search this board, or search the web. I'll bet there's one out there somewhere.

                            Gotta get back to coding. Maybe not yet tho...I just got up
                            Don't wana put any more bugs in then there has to be

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                            • #29
                              Quick Update...

                              Hey. I'd say more, but I have to go real quick. I'll be camping tonight. This version is not quite complete. It does not convert options. It DOES however, use the BBimport system. It does merging.

                              Again, this is not complete. I just wanted to get it out and let the public see it. There is a ToDo list at the top of the file...that'll let you know what I'm planning...feel free to give me more stuff to do here

                              Installation Instructions:
                              Put it in your /importers directory in the vBulletin folder. You access it thorugh the control panel.

                              Again, please don't tell me it has bugs. It probably does...I haven't fully tested it, just wanted you guys to see it. Also, it DOES NOT convert options (BBtitle,hottopics,etc). I didn't have time. But this version is also much more user friendly It actually gathers user input!!

                              Anyways...lemme know what you think. I'll be back tomorrow.
                              Last edited by Nebula; Wed 15th Aug '01, 2:13pm.

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                              • #30
                                Thanks, I'll try it now on a new database and let you know how it goes.

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