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  • VodkaFish
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    Hell, I imported from Snitz to vb2 to upgrade to vb3. Tons of time, but well worth it in the end.

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  • nsusa
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    Originally posted by wolfman
    Ok I did get the import done. I just installed vb2.3.4 and used that import script which worked very well, then upgraded to vb3 RC 2 you can see the end results @ www.shadow-enclave.com
    How large was your database when upgrading? I am having a second forum that is still on phpBB and the database is about 200 megs on the server and I am concerned how could I import it to vBulletin (the forum is on a shared hosting account though).

    Christoph

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  • wolfman
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    Ok I did get the import done. I just installed vb2.3.4 and used that import script which worked very well, then upgraded to vb3 RC 2 you can see the end results @ www.shadow-enclave.com

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  • Tim Wheatley
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    Ok, thanks for the response.

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  • Steve Machol
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    Nothing new from what I posted earlier.

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  • Tim Wheatley
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    Any progress on importers yet?

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  • wolfman
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    bookmarking until I get over this cold.

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  • the geek
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    hold the phone

    Don't import until you have read this thread (it sorts out the list, size, and poll problems with the current import script)

    http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=90985

    Good luck.

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  • wolfman
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    Well this is my 2nd forum I am converting to vb and I would not pay for another forum. The level of support and the quality of the work can not be matched at this price level.

    This one I am actually converting from invision board, and since the import to vb2 did not work I had to convert to phpbb2. I was just hoping I did not have to install vb2 then upgrade that to vb3.
    Last edited by wolfman; Thu 8 Jan '04, 1:08pm.

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  • himerus
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    I recently upgraded from PHPbb2 > Vb3 Gamma, and now I'm at RC2.

    Install vb 2.3.4 and use the inport scripts to port your PHPbb to vB 2.3x, then upgrade from 2.3x to RC2.

    In my install/upgrade, everything went fairly smooth... only thing was the PM's were not imported, avatars are not imported, and a few display issues from the bbcode differences between the two boards. For example in phpbb, size=16 is a somewhat large font size, but in vB that translates to about size=3. The lists in bbcode also needed some adjustments.

    It's really in my opinion still worth the upgrade. Or you can wait until the new import scripts are released with the final version of vb3, but those import srcipts may or may not have the same issues. Just depends on what the devs put together.

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  • wolfman
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    Well that would explain why it does not work yet.

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  • Steve Machol
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    This is correct. The import scripts only work with vB2 right now. They will be updated for vB3 soon after the final is released.

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  • wolfman
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    well if thats what I need to do, oh well.

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  • conqsoft
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    I didn't think there were any importers available for vb3 yet?

    I thought you had to install 2.3.4, use the phpBB importer for it, then upgrade it to vb3 RC2.

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  • wolfman
    started a topic Trying to convert from phpBB2 to vb3rc2

    Trying to convert from phpBB2 to vb3rc2

    Ok I have phpBB2 installed no hacks of any kind, I have a clean un hacked vb3rc2 installed. I run the import script and this is what I get

    Warning: main(): Unable to access ./../admincp/global.php in /home/virtual/site62/fst/home/game/public_html/forums/forums/admincp/importers/bbimport_phpbb2.php on line 21

    Warning: main(./../admincp/global.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/virtual/site62/fst/home/game/public_html/forums/forums/admincp/importers/bbimport_phpbb2.php on line 21
    I am using the script that was included with the download of vb3rc2, any help with this will be welcomed.
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