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SMF to phpBB transfer

Post by incredibleasia » Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:52 am

Hello, I would like to transfer my forum which is located on SMF to your platforum. I have installed quite a few mods there so I wonder if I am going to lose all of them while migration? I really need awards system and blogs, is there a way to shift them as well if you have similar mods?

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Re: SMF to phpBB transfer

Post by thecoalman » Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:09 pm

It's certainly possible but unlikely there is any simple solution. The first step would be looking at what tables/columns are created for each version. It could be as simple as renaming some tables/columns or it might be something more complex.

You can check the extensions database for similar mods and get more information there. If you find one similar clcik it and there is tab for discussion/support for that extension.

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Re: SMF to phpBB transfer

Post by incredibleasia » Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:11 pm

Thanks for your reply, Actually I don't even see any similar extensions on phpBB and the ones which are similar they are not supported anymore.

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Convert from smf to phpbb

Post by incredibleasia » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:52 pm

Hello,

Is it still possible to convert from smf to phpbb?
Working on this for 5 days, read everything, and still can not find solution.

error that i have is:

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Error while processing INSERT query.
In /home/incredi3/public_html/forums/install/convert/convertor.php on line 778


Array ( [message] => Unknown column 'user_pass_convert' in 'field list' [code] => 1054 )
 


It can not transfer users from smf to phpbb.

Thank YOU!

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Re: SMF to phpBB transfer

Post by Mick » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:19 am

Did you see Available convertors? Is there one for your version of SMF?
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Re: SMF to phpBB transfer

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:22 pm

most likely you will have to find the latest convertor, then install the phpbb version that the convertor is available for.

then, once that is working, you can simply update/upgrade phpbb to the current version.

there doesn't seem to be much work being done on convertors for the later versions of phpbb.


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