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Converting questions

Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:35 pm
by sicc
Ok i am running nuke evolution with phpbb 2.xxx

I want to convert my old smf forum to phpbb and import to my new phpbb forums. I have read the read me file...but its kind of vague. Can anyone explain this for me in simple steps?


Thank you

Re: Converting questions

Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:54 pm
by D¡cky
What version is your SMF? You have to make sure you get the correct convertor for your version of SMF.

What part of the readme don't you understand?

Re: Converting questions

Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 5:23 pm
by sicc
I have only backup files...of smf

Its 1.1.5

Can i just import the posts and merge the users to the current phpbb users ?

Re: Converting questions

Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 6:06 pm
by D¡cky
No, you can't merge the SMF users with the phpBB users. The tables are completely different.

If you have only the forum files and not the database, there is no way you will be able to convert. If you do have a backup file of the database, then you can convert.

You should consider converting to phpBB3 instead of phpBB2. phpBB3 is a better message board than phpBB2. The convertor to phpBB3 works much better than the convertor to phpBB3. And support for phpBB2 will be dropping in a few months.