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YaBB Gold >> phpBB2 conversion?

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2002 7:23 pm
by Tigrin
Hello.. I would have posted this in the conversion forum, but it doesn't let me post topics..

I own a YaBB 1 Gold - SP1 message board, and I'd like to know if there's any way I could convert it to a phpBB2... I tried a convertor on this site and it didn't work. Anyone have any information on a convertor being developed, or anything of the sort I could use? Any help would be much appreciated.

~*tigrin*
http://tigrin.net/bmgf/YaBB.cgi

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2002 9:37 pm
by NickMahon
Could you be more specific in telling us what exactly didn't work in the conversion? I.E. error messages, etc.

And if there is a thread for this in the convertor forum, have you posted a support request in there?

Nick

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2002 10:37 pm
by Tigrin
NickMahon wrote: Could you be more specific in telling us what exactly didn't work in the conversion? I.E. error messages, etc.


No error messages.. it would just get about halfway through the conversion and stop, and it wouldn't update any of the front information (how many threads, who last posted, etc.) and it took about half-an-hour to get through one forum full of messages. I was using the convertor "YaBB2phpBB2" and I have a CGI YaBB..

I didn't see any topics addressing this in the convertor forum, or at least, any topics that weren't at least a month old. x_X Feel free to move this topic if it's in the wrong place.

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2002 11:29 pm
by NickMahon
Well, you could try converting yaBB to, say, vBulletin, and then importing vBulletin into phpBB2 (or a process like that)

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2002 10:12 pm
by Tigrin
NickMahon wrote: Well, you could try converting yaBB to, say, vBulletin, and then importing vBulletin into phpBB2 (or a process like that)


That could work.. but I can't afford something like vB. ..; Any suggestions of a board I could convert it to that's free?

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2002 12:30 am
by Flex
You don´t have to actually have a board installed, do you? It´s just a package of data being converted twice.
Correct me if I´m wrong, I still have to convert my own forum.

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2002 4:41 am
by memobug
Hi Nick

1) There is a thread over at vBulletin that may help. It's geared to YaBB Gold -> phpbb -> vBulletin, but you should be able to use the first part.

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthre ... adid=40377

2) I tried pulling the YaBB convertor from the download area, but there's a broken link, and when you browse the directory, there's a "heavily modified' version of 1.2.1 convertor. It has mods for cellphone and zodiac signs or something. Maybe that's part of the problem.

Is there a place to get the unadulterated YaBB->phpBB v 1.2.1? all I could find was http://www.phpbb.com/downloads.php#converters, and the link to the download http://phpbb.sourceforge.net/conver...pBB2-v1.2.1.zip was broken. I browsed the convertor directory and found only YaBB2phpBB2.zip (41K-17-Jun-2002).

Regards,

Matt

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2002 12:01 pm
by Flex
Is there actually such a thing as a working YaBB to phpBB2-converter?

Depends on which YaBB you mean

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2002 4:42 pm
by memobug
I upgraded from YaBB Gold to VBulletin via the process above, which takes you through PHBB as an intermediate step.

Regards,

Matt

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2002 2:33 am
by CorTK
And if that doesn't work, go to www.yabb.info and download YaBBSE and run the Y1G-YSE converter, then run the YSE-PHPBB Converter. Worked for me!

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2002 10:39 am
by baerenwurm
Where can I find the YaBBSE to phpBB converter?

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2002 5:18 am
by jagmld
Where can I find the YaBBSE to phpBB converter?


http://www.phpbb.com/downloads.php#converters

go to the last line in that section

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2002 7:49 am
by Veeb0rg
jagmld wrote:
Where can I find the YaBBSE to phpBB converter?


http://www.phpbb.com/downloads.php#converters

go to the last line in that section


now where was this when i was switchin forum software from yabb to phpbb.. doh