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Re: [Convertor] vBulletin 3.x to phpBB3

Post by Jazzy22 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:31 pm

thanks Fred !! shall let you know how we go ... Cheers

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Re: [Convertor] vBulletin 3.x to phpBB3

Post by hamec » Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:27 pm

Hello.
I'm trying to convert vbulletin v.3.5.2 to phpBB 3.0.12 with converter on clean CentOS test server.
Data base size is about 150 Mb. So i have few questions:
1) how long time can it take?
2) where can i see error logs or if something goes wrong?

Please help.

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Re: [Convertor] vBulletin 3.x to phpBB3

Post by FredQ » Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:21 pm

Hi,

My instance has around 120k posts, and the mysqldump makes a 300MB file.
On a medium performance machine (about 4 to 5 years old desktop under Debian) it takes between 15 to 20 minutes (not converting the search words). It takes about the same time on the actual hosted server, which is a more recent machine but under heavy load (it's shared hosting).

You can see a log file called vb_conversion_log.txt which gives you some information about what's happening.

Good luck :ugeek:
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Re: [Convertor] vBulletin 3.x to phpBB3

Post by hamec » Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:05 pm

Thank you for your reply, but i don't understand what i'm doing wrong.
I copied converter to phphbb forum, i'v installed phpbb, i'am trying to start converter, i'm entering the information about vbulletin, all checks sucsess, but when i press 'continue conversion' nothing happend. Browser says wait for response and that's all, no file coping, no changes in the database, nothing happend.
When i reopen conversion's pages it says 'A previous conversion attempt has been determined. You are now able to choose between starting a new conversion or continuing the conversion.'

I read manual many times, and i stuck on the 8 point.
Pages will be displayed informing you of the convertor progress
Converter doesn't show me progress status.

One more thing.
As i can see in databases, converter transfer some forums, but not all.
I have 9 forums, converter transfer only 5. And that's all.

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Re: [Convertor] vBulletin 3.x to phpBB3

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:15 am

it takes time. start it over again and just wait.

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Re: [Convertor] vBulletin 3.x to phpBB3

Post by FredQ » Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:32 am

Hamec,

Something is possibly going wrong because I suspect it's expecting something that wasn't already present in the version 3.5. I'm not an expert in vBulletin, I only studied the one version I had.

Do you have any error reported in your php error log file? Depending on your configuration, it's either sent to syslog (possibly /var/log/syslog), or the error_log under /var/log/apache2/

Hopefully there's something there. Otherwise I could ask you to transfer your database schema to me (with no data please)
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Re: [Convertor] vBulletin 3.x to phpBB3

Post by hamec » Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:43 am

FredQ, thanks for reply.

No there is no errors in logs.
In attachemnt vbulletin schema.
Thanks for your help.
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Re: [Convertor] vBulletin 3.x to phpBB3

Post by FredQ » Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:56 pm

hamec wrote:Hello.
I'm trying to convert vbulletin v.3.5.2 to phpBB 3.0.12 with converter on clean CentOS test server.

Please help.
Wait, I haven't noticed your message in details: my converter is for phpBB 3.1, not 3.0. That's why it fails :roll:
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Re: [Convertor] vBulletin 3.x to phpBB3

Post by hamec » Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:23 pm

Sorry, i thinik that converter from the first message of the topic is for phpbb 3.0, i was wrong?
Because when i tryed it for 3.1 i've got error messages about structure of phpbb.

I see your thread about converter for phpbb 3.1, but you say that it is for vbulletin 3.7/3.8, and i didn't try it. So i can try it for vbulletin 3.5?

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Re: [Convertor] vBulletin 3.x to phpBB3

Post by FredQ » Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:56 pm

hamec,

It was designed for vb 3.7 indeed so you can't try it yet. But with the help of the database schema you sent me earlier, I made changes to make it working with 3.5 (well hopefully). All I need to do now is to build the new package. I'll do that tonight 8-)

P.S. You're right we are in the 3.0 converter thread :?
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Re: [Convertor] vBulletin 3.x to phpBB3

Post by hamec » Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:40 pm

Thank u a lot, i will wait for your update

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Re: [Convertor] vBulletin 3.x to phpBB3

Post by DavidXanatos » Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:50 am

Can I use the converter to convert
a vBuletin instalation at board.domain.com
to a phpbb instalation at forum.domain.com

Also what will happen to the old database, will the converter just copy what it needs and leave the original forum database untouched?

Also I want to import only postings/users/pm's no styles or any other customization.

Any help would be very welcome :D

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Re: [Convertor] vBulletin 3.x to phpBB3

Post by FredQ » Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:59 am

hamec,

I've updated the converter to support vb 3.5. I can't really test, so hopefully that will work :roll:
https://github.com/gouarfig/vb3-to-phpB ... stable.zip

If you have any problem with it, I think it's better to open a thread on the 3.1 converter section.
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Re: [Convertor] vBulletin 3.x to phpBB3

Post by FredQ » Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:05 pm

DavidXanatos wrote:Can I use the converter to convert
a vBuletin instalation at board.domain.com
to a phpbb instalation at forum.domain.com

Also what will happen to the old database, will the converter just copy what it needs and leave the original forum database untouched?

Also I want to import only postings/users/pm's no styles or any other customization.

Any help would be very welcome :D
  • You can use the converter if forum.domain.com can access the files of board.domain.com. It has to be supported by your hosted servers (It all depends on your installation).
  • The original database will be untouched. No worry :)
  • You can't convert styles anyway, so you're safe. Most customization are not converter either, it's too complex to manage.
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Re: [Convertor] vBulletin 3.x to phpBB3

Post by DavidXanatos » Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:02 pm

ok, next problem, my vurrent VB version is 4.1.12 but this converter is for 3 only :/ is there onr fot 4.x?

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