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  • How do i convert from invision 1.3 - a noobs guide needed plesae

    Hello there,
    I am the newest registered user of Vbulletin


    My current forums are running on Invision Power Board 1.3
    Before actually trying out the conversion, i went through all the posts on vbulletin.com and reading those posts i am afraid to do the conversion.

    Users says that conversion Scripts from IPB 1.3 to Any version of VBB is not yet made.
    I dont mind even converting to VBB 2.X .
    I will convert to VBB 3.X later, once i have successfully converted to VBB 2.0X

    PLease let me know how to properly proceed with this. As i have already mentioned i have 30+ hacks for IPB installed on my forums. and i do not care at all if these hacks die with my IPB

    I will begin with FRESH INSTALLATION OF HACKS, for vbulletin. But more important i need is the converstion from ipb 1.3 to any version of vbb.

    Here are the hacks:
    1. Forum has been upgraded to 1.3 Final

    2. Portal 1.1 Hack has been added and fixed
    Upgraded to Portal 1.2 Much Better
    Upgraded to Portal 1.2.6 and its A GREAT ADDON TO US
    All the modules on front page are fixed/organized.
    It looks c00l to have a portal page

    3.Added 16 new EXCITING skins to the board. Choose your way !!!
    As we have many mods installed on the mod, many of those require changes to be done in each of the skin files, hence we only 3 Skins now

    4. Added Auto PM Sender to new User Registrations MOD
    More still in progress

    5. Add Image Auto-Resize Mod to Board.
    Requires resynchronise addition of 2 files and resncyronisation of files for new skins

    6. Added Tell a Friend MOD.
    Needs Addition of Some Codes to the,
    ACP -> Skins & Templates -> HTML Templates -> Your Skin -> Board Index Sections -> Start Board Statistics Table ->Edit single
    for new skins

    7. Added Group Name Indicator v2.3 . A useful feature when we have many members on the site

    8. Added Enhanced ACP Stats As Post 1.4a Invision Power Board 1.3, All the Board Statistics will be posted to threads via this. and will be opened for discussion
    (Default IPB Skin Style Sheet has been updated, Need to finish for rest of skins)

    9. Added Closed Topic Strike MOD

    10. Added Multiple File Attachments MOd Users can now post multiple files upto 5 files are allowed.
    (Requires editing of skin_post.php and skin_topic.php for each new skin)

    11. Portal upgraded to version 1.2 on Jan 19,2004

    12. Manage Emoticons 2.1 has been added to board

    13. Added global annocuments MOD to the board
    Requires adding Macros and editing for skin_forum.php for new skins
    WORKS LIKE A CHARM

    14. Added Weekly Digest mod to the forum
    Excellent MOD for sending weekly emails to users

    15. Added Complete Skin Removal 1.01 nice mod to play with lots of skins

    16. Added Clean Upload Directory 1.0 (nice mod to remove missing crap from board )

    17. Added Bo Admin Read Member PM V4 updated v1.3 Final

    18. Added Secure Login v1.1 Preveting Board Hacks, logging each and every ip to database etc.
    Settings to be done for each new skin added:
    a.Upload the skin_*** file
    b.Editing the skin_login.php
    c.resynchronisation of skin templates

    19. Member Ips 0.9 in modcp

    20. Group(s) view IPs in Profiles v1.5

    21. Anonymous Member Viewing by Group v1.0

    22.Online Today For Groups And Admins 2.0a

    23. WebLinks Mod 2.6
    a. skin_links.php to your ./Skin/sx/ folder.
    b.editing skin_global.php

    24. Download System 1.2
    a.Upload skin_downloads.php and skin_filecp.php to the Skin/sX/ directory
    b.edit /Skin/s*/skin_global.php and /Skin/s*/skin_topics.php
    c.Add Profile Addon requires, editing /Skin/s*/skin_profile.php

    25. Flash Games System
    a. Upload skin_flash.php to Skin/#1
    b. Edit skin/sx/skin_global.php

    26. Added Gallery Mod (Reflections)
    Edit skin_global for every skin

    27. Added IBGlossary mod 1.0
    Adding skin_glossary.php to each skins and edit of skin_global.php for all skins
    Have phun !!!

    28. Invision Board Statistics 1.2
    Uploading skin_Statistics.php and edit skin_global.php for each skin

    Please GUIDE me Properly.
    I have around 270+ members and 11000+ posts and dunt know how many PMs on my forums. which i do not want to loose.

    I have TRUST Vbulletin as the questions i asked in PRE-SALES Question have been answered. Waiting for some replies
    If you want, i can send you my IPB DATABASE. or tell me someway so that i can start working on converstion myself.

    Best Regards,
    Sandy...
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  • #2
    We have a Invision -> vB3 importer being made for vB3. Hopefully it will be done for the final release.

    Our import scripts are designed to import from a 'default' Invision database. If your Invision hacks have changed your database structure then you might have problems with the importer.

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    • #3
      Since this is for vB2, you can use the current import script here:

      http://www.vbulletin.com/members/imports.html

      Just follow the instructions on that page.
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      • #4
        Errors while Importing from IPB 1.3 to vB 2.3.4. Please help :-)

        Here are my list of problems with MIGRATION.
        PLEASE HELP

        user daylebo5 imported. [edit]


        Warning: fopen(): open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/IPB_Community_Pack/Pow.gif) is not within the allowed path(s): (/home/sandeep:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php:/tmp) in /home/sandeep/public_html/vbtest/importers/bbimport_invib.php on line 643

        Warning: fopen(/IPB_Community_Pack/Pow.gif): failed to open stream: Operation not permitted in /home/sandeep/public_html/vbtest/importers/bbimport_invib.php on line 643
        user techno_funky imported. [edit]

        Warnings Received on 2nd page while importing users.


        user nitrix27 imported. [edit]


        Warning: fopen(): open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/abra1.gif) is not within the allowed path(s): (/home/sandeep:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php:/tmp) in /home/sandeep/public_html/vbtest/importers/bbimport_invib.php on line 643

        Warning: fopen(/abra1.gif): failed to open stream: Operation not permitted in /home/sandeep/public_html/vbtest/importers/bbimport_invib.php on line 643
        user Radon imported. [edit]

        Warnings Received on 3rd page while importing users.

        user supershailz imported. [edit]


        Warning: fopen(): open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/IPB_Community_Pack/Radioactive.gif) is not within the allowed path(s): (/home/sandeep:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php:/tmp) in /home/sandeep/public_html/vbtest/importers/bbimport_invib.php on line 643

        Warning: fopen(/IPB_Community_Pack/Radioactive.gif): failed to open stream: Operation not permitted in /home/sandeep/public_html/vbtest/importers/bbimport_invib.php on line 643
        user cyberjunkie imported. [edit]

        Warnings Received on 3rd page while importing users.


        user 143lsstep imported. [edit]


        Warning: fopen(): open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/IPB_Community_Pack/Meow.gif) is not within the allowed path(s): (/home/sandeep:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php:/tmp) in /home/sandeep/public_html/vbtest/importers/bbimport_invib.php on line 643

        Warning: fopen(/IPB_Community_Pack/Meow.gif): failed to open stream: Operation not permitted in /home/sandeep/public_html/vbtest/importers/bbimport_invib.php on line 643
        user nitin imported. [edit]

        user paid imported. [edit]

        Warnings Received on 4th page while importing users.

        user hiten_from_india imported. [edit]


        Warning: fopen(): open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/IPB_Community_Pack/Radioactive.gif) is not within the allowed path(s): (/home/sandeep:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php:/tmp) in /home/sandeep/public_html/vbtest/importers/bbimport_invib.php on line 643

        Warning: fopen(/IPB_Community_Pack/Radioactive.gif): failed to open stream: Operation not permitted in /home/sandeep/public_html/vbtest/importers/bbimport_invib.php on line 643
        user link imported. [edit]

        Warnings Received on 4th page while importing users.

        user pratik imported. [edit]


        Warning: fopen(): open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/Batman2.gif) is not within the allowed path(s): (/home/sandeep:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php:/tmp) in /home/sandeep/public_html/vbtest/importers/bbimport_invib.php on line 643

        Warning: fopen(/Batman2.gif): failed to open stream: Operation not permitted in /home/sandeep/public_html/vbtest/importers/bbimport_invib.php on line 643
        user retesh_gondal imported. [edit]

        user sidharth_nitk imported. [edit]

        Warnings Received on 4th page while importing users.


        user memories_dv imported. [edit]


        Warning: fopen(): open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/IPB_Community_Pack/Meow.gif) is not within the allowed path(s): (/home/sandeep:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php:/tmp) in /home/sandeep/public_html/vbtest/importers/bbimport_invib.php on line 643

        Warning: fopen(/IPB_Community_Pack/Meow.gif): failed to open stream: Operation not permitted in /home/sandeep/public_html/vbtest/importers/bbimport_invib.php on line 643
        user FitzChivalry imported. [edit]

        user rabin601 imported. [edit]

        Warnings Received on 5th page while importing users.

        user Whiplasher imported. [edit]


        Warning: fopen(): open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/IPB_Community_Pack/Pow.gif) is not within the allowed path(s): (/home/sandeep:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php:/tmp) in /home/sandeep/public_html/vbtest/importers/bbimport_invib.php on line 643

        Warning: fopen(/IPB_Community_Pack/Pow.gif): failed to open stream: Operation not permitted in /home/sandeep/public_html/vbtest/importers/bbimport_invib.php on line 643
        user jules imported. [edit]

        Warnings Received on 5th page while importing users.

        user linux imported. [edit]


        Warning: fopen(): open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/IPB_Community_Pack/Radioactive.gif) is not within the allowed path(s): (/home/sandeep:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php:/tmp) in /home/sandeep/public_html/vbtest/importers/bbimport_invib.php on line 643

        Warning: fopen(/IPB_Community_Pack/Radioactive.gif): failed to open stream: Operation not permitted in /home/sandeep/public_html/vbtest/importers/bbimport_invib.php on line 643
        user kirthu_darling imported. [edit]

        Warnings Received on 5th page while importing users.



        user capricorn801 imported. [edit]


        Warning: fopen(): open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/Aladdin.gif) is not within the allowed path(s): (/home/sandeep:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php:/tmp) in /home/sandeep/public_html/vbtest/importers/bbimport_invib.php on line 643

        Warning: fopen(/Aladdin.gif): failed to open stream: Operation not permitted in /home/sandeep/public_html/vbtest/importers/bbimport_invib.php on line 643
        user skaterbuoy27 imported. [edit]

        user sayeed82 imported. [edit]


        Warning: fopen(): open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/arbok.gif) is not within the allowed path(s): (/home/sandeep:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php:/tmp) in /home/sandeep/public_html/vbtest/importers/bbimport_invib.php on line 643

        Warning: fopen(/arbok.gif): failed to open stream: Operation not permitted in /home/sandeep/public_html/vbtest/importers/bbimport_invib.php on line 643
        user shahbaaz_vision imported. [edit]

        Warnings Received on 6th page while importing users.



        Importing threads & posts....

        Thread: .... Are Intel's and AMD's 64-bit Approaches Compatible inserted sucessfully [edit]

        imported successfully. [edit]


        That thread is named Are Intel! and AMD!s 64-bit Approaches Compatible inserted successfully
        ! is getting replaced by #39 on threads and users profiles fields. where they have ! inthere signatures
        Check this pages for more info - http://207.58.143.178/vbtest/member....nfo&userid=323


        Attached images, Images in Signatures and images with IMG tags are having problems. -> THIS IS THE IMPORTANT PROBLEM
        cHECK THIS page for more info - http://207.58.143.178/vbtest/showthr...3533#post23533


        Avtars in .swf format are having problems.
        Avtars which are of max sizes are properly controlled in IPB 1.3 but not in vB.
        Check this links for more info
        http://207.58.143.178/vbtest/showthr...3533#post23533
        http://207.58.143.178/vbtest/showthr...&threadid=2356
        I will post more as i find them.
        Please help me with the above listed problems.

        Thnx.
        Sandy....
        Last edited by SaN-DeeP; Wed 23rd Feb '05, 7:36am.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by san-deep
          Importing threads & posts....

          Thread: .... Are Intel's and AMD's 64-bit Approaches Compatible inserted sucessfully [edit]

          imported successfully. [edit]


          That thread is named Are Intel! and AMD!s 64-bit Approaches Compatible inserted successfully
          ! is getting replaced by #39 on threads and users profiles fields. where they have ! inthere signatures
          Check this pages for more info - http://www.tech-arena.com/vbtest/mem...nfo&userid=323
          Do you have a login I can use to view that page? You can send me a private message if you want.

          Originally posted by san-deep
          Attached images, Images in Signatures and images with IMG tags are having problems. -> THIS IS THE IMPORTANT PROBLEM
          cHECK THIS page for more info - http://www.tech-arena.com/vbtest/sho...3533#post23533
          Those signatures have HTML code in them. If you don't allow HTML in signatures then the HTML will not parse. You can enable HTML in signatures in your:

          Admin CP -> Options -> vBulletin Options -> [Posting Code allowances (vB code / HTML / etc)] -> Allow HTML in signatures?

          Originally posted by san-deep
          Avtars in .swf format are having problems.
          Avtars which are of max sizes are properly controlled in IPB 1.3 but not in vB.
          Check this links for more info
          http://www.tech-arena.com/vbtest/sho...3533#post23533
          http://www.tech-arena.com/vbtest/sho...&threadid=2356

          I will post more as i find them.
          Please help me with the above listed problems.

          Thnx.
          Sandy....
          Avatars are included on the page using HTML img tags. Flash files need HTML embed tags to work. Changing this behavior would require modifying the vBulletin code. For help with modifying the code you will need to post on www.vbulletin.org , the official vB hacking site.

          As for the fopen() errors, I do not know what is causing that. I will look into this for you.

          PS: I see your ticket about these problems in our support system. I am just replying to this thread instead of replying to both.

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          • #6
            Hello Jake,
            I have send u the pm

            the signature can be seen now.
            Although none of the attachments can be seen at all ? neither the .zip file nor the image files

            and also the image files in IMG Tags do not appear properly at all

            Sandy...
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            • #7
              PHP Code:
               [b][font=Impact][SIZE=2][color=red]Virtual World of Sandy !!![/color][/SIZE][/font][SIZE=2][color=red][/color][/SIZE][/b]
              [
              b][u][SIZE=2]Community Administrator[/SIZE] [/u] [/b] @ [url=http://207.58.143.178/][color=green][SIZE=2]Tech-Arena[/SIZE][/color][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/url]
              ---------------------------------------------------------------------
              <!--
              aimg-->[url=http://207.58.143.178/forums/team/SAN-DEEP/san-deep-transparent-white.gif]<img src=http://207.58.143.178/forums/team/SAN-DEEP/san-deep-transparent-white.gif' alt='--Resize_Images_Alt_Text--' width='450' height='129'  class='attach' />[/url]<!--Resize_Images_Hint_Text--><!--/aimg--> 
              I dunt know how that image resize thing came in there.
              and also as u can see. !!!
              appears instead of !!!
              Last edited by SaN-DeeP; Wed 23rd Feb '05, 6:53am.
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              • #8
                1) exclamation points being replaced with the HTML equivalent.

                This problem appears to be only with imported information, correct? Exclamation points that I post are working fine.

                2) attachments not showing up

                Same as with the exclamation points, this problem appears to be only with imported posts. Maybe the attachments didn't get imported. I am able to attach files to new posts without any problems.

                You had tons of IB hacks installed before the import. It is not unlikely that some of those hacks were the cause of your import problems. I will ask our importer guy about this, but with the number of hacks that you had installed I can't promise a solution. Our importer is designed to work with unhacked IB forums.

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                • #9
                  Hi Jake.
                  1.
                  Yeah the problem is only with imported information.
                  Adding Exclamations to the new board doesnot cause any problems.

                  2.
                  I think the attachments did not get imported at all.
                  Can you tell me how do i confirm that ??
                  There are few attachements on my live forums in .zip files even those do not get listed on this imported forums.
                  Are the imported attachments stored in the database in vbb ? or in a directory somewhere ?
                  If you tell me this. i can copy the entire ipb uploads folder to a specific directory for VBB forums simple way.

                  Image Resize mod 2.7 is the only one which is causing main problems with IMG TAGS.
                  here is the link for that mod for IPB -> http://forums.ibplanet.com/index.php?showtopic=2073

                  I have disabled that mod in my IPB. but still it is cozing problems.
                  Do u want me try import once again ? removing this mod completely from my forum ?
                  Pleazse also let me know then things i take care of before doing another import.

                  Regards,
                  Sandy...
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                  • #10
                    vB2's attachments are stored in the attachment table in the database.

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                    • #11
                      prob with send private messages

                      i can only see 3 rows getting affecting/filled with attachments details

                      One more problem found.
                      Check the attached image for more details.

                      All the PMs WHICH i have send. to other users. are shown as send to myself.

                      Sandy...
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                      • #12
                        You should try uninstalling your IB hacks and importing again.

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                        • #13
                          Jake i am trying to uninstall the hacks
                          Please tell me how do i fix the attachments problems ??
                          coz, that is not a hack

                          Attachments are getting displayed properly on IPB 1.3 but after importing to vbulletin those are not appearing.
                          I have started uninstalling the hacks
                          will post more if problems are there.
                          Thnx.
                          Sandy...
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                          • #14
                            That error indicates you have open_basedir restrictions in effect on your server. Try this. Create a create a 'tmp' subdirectory under your main account directory and chmod it to 777. Then in the Admin CP you needs to set "Upload In Safe Mode?" to 'Yes' and point the "Safe Mode Temp Directory" to that directory. If you placed the tmp directory in the right place, the path to the Safe Mode Temp Directory will be:

                            /home/sandeep/tmp
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Steve Machol
                              That error indicates you have open_basedir restrictions in effect on your server. Try this. Create a create a 'tmp' subdirectory under your main account directory and chmod it to 777. Then in the Admin CP you needs to set "Upload In Safe Mode?" to 'Yes' and point the "Safe Mode Temp Directory" to that directory. If you placed the tmp directory in the right place, the path to the Safe Mode Temp Directory will be:

                              /home/sandeep/tmp
                              hi Steve,
                              I tried to UNINSTALL the modifications. but those are giving me errors now

                              Cant you help with the migration process ?

                              please let me know.
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