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WowBB to phpbb3 conversion

Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:26 pm
by Nilsz
Hi there,

I did a conversion of a huge board from WowBB on MySQL to phpbb3 on Postgresql. As there were no converters available for that conversion, I wrote my own Java program to do the conversion.

It worked for me, but it's not very good documented yet.

For those interested/curious, here's a tar ball of my java project.

I'm a bit short on time at the moment, but if there are people interested, I'm willing to document better, and/or make the code more generic (now, it's specifically to my needs, most importantly programmed for MySQL -> PostgreSQL).

Re: WowBB to phpbb3 conversion

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:48 pm
by jasonmac_75
Thanks for posting this, is there any basic instructions how to implement the script?

also if so can it be changed in the config to as below:

in.db.url="jdbc:mysql:http://mywebaddress/perspect_wowbb?user=root&password="
out.db.url="jdbc:mysql:http://mywebaddress/phpbb?user=phpbb&password=phpbb"
files.store.dir="http://mywebaddress/phpbb/files/"
execute.modules="init,forums,users"

Any help would be grateful J :)

Re: WowBB to phpbb3 conversion

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:15 pm
by Nilsz
I did send you a mail.

Re: WowBB to phpbb3 conversion

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:34 pm
by jasonmac_75
For some reason, the emails are blocked could you resend the email to myusername@hotmail.com or pm me

Thank you Jason:)

Re: WowBB to phpbb3 conversion

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:45 am
by Thomas131
Hello,
Does anyone know, how stable the converter is?

Thomas131