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Megamaw
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Looking to convert from Zetaboards to own site, using PHPBB 3.2.2

Post by Megamaw » Fri May 18, 2018 1:54 am

Please let me know if you need any more information to help me. I've been thinking about making a switch for a while. I already have the domain purchased, so that part's out of the way. I understand that things such as themes, user scripts, et cetera will likely not be ported.

What matters is that the posts, topics, and users are ported over.

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Re: Looking to convert from Zetaboards to own site, using PHPBB 3.2.2

Post by larkyv » Fri May 18, 2018 9:03 pm

How are you obtaining your ZB database dump? My understanding is that Brandon's not allowing board owners to get the databases. And yes, we're in the same situation.

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Re: Looking to convert from Zetaboards to own site, using PHPBB 3.2.2

Post by Megamaw » Mon May 21, 2018 12:49 am

Sorry for the late response. Not unlike you, I do not currently have access to the databases.

Is there currently a way to get around this?

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Re: Looking to convert from Zetaboards to own site, using PHPBB 3.2.2

Post by larkyv » Mon May 21, 2018 3:47 pm

Not legally afaik.

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Re: Looking to convert from Zetaboards to own site, using PHPBB 3.2.2

Post by Megamaw » Sun May 27, 2018 1:06 am

okay, i'll put it a little more eloquently.

is there any way to get around not having the databases to port something over to phpbb on my own domain?

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Re: Looking to convert from Zetaboards to own site, using PHPBB 3.2.2

Post by 3Di » Sun May 27, 2018 1:58 am

There is a crawler posted here in the convertors forums, AFAIR is in --> 3.1 convertors.
Using search you will find it, like I did. :) :geek:

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Re: Looking to convert from Zetaboards to own site, using PHPBB 3.2.2

Post by dannynomates » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:04 pm

I've got the posts out of our Zetaboards forum by writing a c# HTML to BBCode convertor and screen scraping off the forum, before putting the posts into XML. I'm then using this to to bang the data into phpBB 3.0:

viewtopic.php?f=65&t=2115251

It's going OK but the BBCode doesn't render at the moment until you edit a post and re-save. That's the next job.

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