Site Links
Home
Features
Documentation
Pricing & Order
Members Area
Support Options
UBBDev.com
UBBWiki.com
Who's Online Now
2 registered members (mmkk, JAISP), 64 guests, and 378 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Member Spotlight
TGCsanderson
TGCsanderson
Hackelton U.K.
Posts: 67
Joined: September 2007
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
Gizmo 12
M4TT 9
Ruben 8
mmkk 4
FREAK 3
isaac 3
Latest Photos
Chinese Buddhist temple.
My buddha beads.
Rendered Walls
Multi-Screen wallpaper
Stockholm Metro
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 4 of 4 1 2 3 4
Re: Import from vBulletin [Re: Island Piper] #217896
10/13/08 05:42 PM
10/13/08 05:42 PM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 10,177
Aberdeen, WA
R
Rick Offline
Former Developer
Rick  Offline
Former Developer
R
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 10,177
Aberdeen, WA
Definitely something I want to get done. I've been working at making the importers a bit more portable, so it's easier to write them without having to duplicate a ton of code.

Since I can probably re-use a bit of the PHPBB2 importer code for 3.0, it probably won't be too bad. Possibly after I finish the SMF and VB ones.

Express Hosting
Express Hosting "We are the official hosting company of UBB.threads. Ask us about our free migration services to migrate your UBB.threads installation."
Re: Import from vBulletin [Re: Rick] #217897
10/13/08 05:53 PM
10/13/08 05:53 PM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,788
Portland, OR; USA
Gizmo Offline
UBB.threads Developer
Gizmo  Offline
UBB.threads Developer
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,788
Portland, OR; USA
I believe there where a few things "left out" when I last checked the phpbb2 importer; this was some time ago when we where first looking at it.. when i had a phpbb2 forum to import lol... The discussion in pt's covers all findings from back then; if you still have it...


I am a Web Development Contractor, I do not work for UBBCentral. I have provided free User to User Support since the beginning of these support forums.
Forums: A Gardeners Forum Scouters World
UBB.threads: UBBWiki, UBB Styles, UBB.Sitemaps
Longtime Supporter & Resident Post-A-Holic
VNC Web Services: Code Modifications, Upgrades, Styling, Coding Services, Disaster Recovery, and more!
Re: Import from vBulletin [Re: Rick] #219821
12/02/08 12:03 PM
12/02/08 12:03 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 38
E
EarleW Offline
newbie
EarleW  Offline
newbie
E
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 38
Originally Posted by Rick
Just an FYI for anyone that might still be following this topic. We're actually working on 2 importers currently, and expect to have them finished sometime after 7.4 is released and before we start on any new development. Vbulletin which is 90% done, and SMF.


So any updates on the vB importer then since it's been a month & half or so?

Re: Import from vBulletin [Re: EarleW] #219823
12/02/08 12:18 PM
12/02/08 12:18 PM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 10,177
Aberdeen, WA
R
Rick Offline
Former Developer
Rick  Offline
Former Developer
R
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 10,177
Aberdeen, WA
7.4.1 got in the way, however the SMF one is finished and is in testing with a couple customers (was pretty basic so it was quick). Vbulletin hopefully coming soon.

Re: Import from vBulletin [Re: Rick] #224323
03/18/09 03:11 PM
03/18/09 03:11 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 3
cam2 Offline
stranger
cam2  Offline
stranger
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 3
Any news on the vbulletin importer?

Re: Import from vBulletin [Re: cam2] #224353
03/18/09 06:21 PM
03/18/09 06:21 PM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,788
Portland, OR; USA
Gizmo Offline
UBB.threads Developer
Gizmo  Offline
UBB.threads Developer
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,788
Portland, OR; USA
I am thinking that the importers do need a little love before hardcore dev on v8... Seems to be a lot of customers waiting to flock in from FUsionBB, VB, Phorum, etc...


I am a Web Development Contractor, I do not work for UBBCentral. I have provided free User to User Support since the beginning of these support forums.
Forums: A Gardeners Forum Scouters World
UBB.threads: UBBWiki, UBB Styles, UBB.Sitemaps
Longtime Supporter & Resident Post-A-Holic
VNC Web Services: Code Modifications, Upgrades, Styling, Coding Services, Disaster Recovery, and more!
Re: Import from vBulletin [Re: Gizmo] #224364
03/18/09 08:15 PM
03/18/09 08:15 PM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 4,313
SoCal, USA
SD Offline
Carpal Tunnel
SD  Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 4,313
SoCal, USA
would be nice to see some hardcore love on the documentation too.. prior to 8.0

Re: Import from vBulletin [Re: SD] #224366
03/18/09 08:32 PM
03/18/09 08:32 PM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,788
Portland, OR; USA
Gizmo Offline
UBB.threads Developer
Gizmo  Offline
UBB.threads Developer
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,788
Portland, OR; USA
Yeh, I'd be more than willing to dedicate some time on some things, but some items need love that I don't use, namely the Paypal integrations...


I am a Web Development Contractor, I do not work for UBBCentral. I have provided free User to User Support since the beginning of these support forums.
Forums: A Gardeners Forum Scouters World
UBB.threads: UBBWiki, UBB Styles, UBB.Sitemaps
Longtime Supporter & Resident Post-A-Holic
VNC Web Services: Code Modifications, Upgrades, Styling, Coding Services, Disaster Recovery, and more!
Re: Import from vBulletin [Re: Rick] #224706
03/24/09 04:14 PM
03/24/09 04:14 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 3
cam2 Offline
stranger
cam2  Offline
stranger
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 3
Originally Posted by Rick
Just an FYI for anyone that might still be following this topic. We're actually working on 2 importers currently, and expect to have them finished sometime after 7.4 is released and before we start on any new development. Vbulletin which is 90% done, and SMF.



Do you have a new time frame for this importer?

Re: Import from vBulletin [Re: Gizmo] #224707
03/24/09 04:17 PM
03/24/09 04:17 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 3
cam2 Offline
stranger
cam2  Offline
stranger
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 3
Originally Posted by Gizmo
I am thinking that the importers do need a little love before hardcore dev on v8... Seems to be a lot of customers waiting to flock in from FUsionBB, VB, Phorum, etc...


Your right, many do.

Last edited by cam2; 03/24/09 04:21 PM.
Re: Import from vBulletin [Re: cam2] #224711
03/24/09 04:32 PM
03/24/09 04:32 PM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,788
Portland, OR; USA
Gizmo Offline
UBB.threads Developer
Gizmo  Offline
UBB.threads Developer
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,788
Portland, OR; USA
Guess PHPBB3 needs to be added to the list as well now lol...


I am a Web Development Contractor, I do not work for UBBCentral. I have provided free User to User Support since the beginning of these support forums.
Forums: A Gardeners Forum Scouters World
UBB.threads: UBBWiki, UBB Styles, UBB.Sitemaps
Longtime Supporter & Resident Post-A-Holic
VNC Web Services: Code Modifications, Upgrades, Styling, Coding Services, Disaster Recovery, and more!
Re: Import from vBulletin [Re: Gizmo] #224779
03/25/09 10:08 AM
03/25/09 10:08 AM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 10,177
Aberdeen, WA
R
Rick Offline
Former Developer
Rick  Offline
Former Developer
R
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 10,177
Aberdeen, WA
Ok, so here's the scoop. Currently importers are a pretty big pain in the rear. Each has to be completely written from scratch. They are also very hard to maintain every time we do database alterations.

What I plan to do is write some sort of core code that can be used for all importers and then for each forum we want to bring in, we just need to write a much smaller portion of code.

I have 1 person that has offered to tackle this actually, but need to see if they really want to do it as it's a pretty big job. Otherwise, this will probably have to wait until we're done with v8.


Re: Import from vBulletin [Re: Rick] #224782
03/25/09 10:48 AM
03/25/09 10:48 AM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,530
Breda, NL
Yarp™ Offline
veteran
Yarp™  Offline
veteran
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,530
Breda, NL
Why not have the importers for a specific version of UBB.threads only, and keep that version available for download for migration purposes? Just like 6.5.5 is available for just that reason.


[Linked Image]
Re: Import from vBulletin [Re: Yarp™] #224799
03/25/09 02:42 PM
03/25/09 02:42 PM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,788
Portland, OR; USA
Gizmo Offline
UBB.threads Developer
Gizmo  Offline
UBB.threads Developer
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,788
Portland, OR; USA
Originally Posted by Yarp™
Why not have the importers for a specific version of ubb.threads only, and keep that version available for download for migration purposes? Just like 6.5.5 is available for just that reason.
I'm kind of hoping to hear "Because the member area already looks like crap" wink...


I am a Web Development Contractor, I do not work for UBBCentral. I have provided free User to User Support since the beginning of these support forums.
Forums: A Gardeners Forum Scouters World
UBB.threads: UBBWiki, UBB Styles, UBB.Sitemaps
Longtime Supporter & Resident Post-A-Holic
VNC Web Services: Code Modifications, Upgrades, Styling, Coding Services, Disaster Recovery, and more!
Re: Import from vBulletin [Re: Gizmo] #224922
03/26/09 07:53 PM
03/26/09 07:53 PM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,199
David Dreezer Offline

Pooh-Bah
David Dreezer  Offline

Pooh-Bah
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,199
I think I do a pretty good job of keeping it orderly, thank you very much. tongue

Gizzy has a point though, in that it does get confusing, Yarp, having a different importer for every version of threads and every version of (whatever your importing from goes here). I used to maintain these long ago and it gets to be darned near a full time job. Every time we make a db change we fix the importers. Every time someone else makes a change... we have to fix their importers. If they make a whole version jump, like v2 to v3 we have two importers to keep up. I do not envy whoever takes on this task.

Last edited by David Dreezer; 03/26/09 07:53 PM.

This thread for sale. Click here! [Linked Image]
Re: Import from vBulletin [Re: David Dreezer] #226522
05/14/09 02:22 PM
05/14/09 02:22 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 38
E
EarleW Offline
newbie
EarleW  Offline
newbie
E
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 38
This thread/topic/request is heading towards its three year anniversary and there still isn't an import for vB? Wow. Sigh. frown

Re: Import from vBulletin [Re: EarleW] #226523
05/14/09 02:34 PM
05/14/09 02:34 PM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 10,177
Aberdeen, WA
R
Rick Offline
Former Developer
Rick  Offline
Former Developer
R
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 10,177
Aberdeen, WA
Yeah, a bit of a disappointment for sure. The main problem has been the complexity of writing importers, some are fairly easy, some are very troublesome to get right since each one currently has to be written from scratch.

I'm working with a couple people that may be doing an entire import system for version 8. Still in the planning state at this point, but the goal is for a system to allow for quicker turnaround time. Instead of having to write an entire importer each time, we'll just need to write some functions to grab the data we need out of what we're importing from. We also plan on having the ability to only import certain portions instead of having to import the entire forum.

Re: Import from vBulletin [Re: Rick] #229546
09/30/09 10:39 AM
09/30/09 10:39 AM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 45
N
Neil Ticktin Offline
newbie
Neil Ticktin  Offline
newbie
N
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 45
Rick,

This is a huge thread, with lots of good back and forth. I am looking at the possibility of merging in a vBulletin set of forums. Any progress on an importer on this?

Thanks!

Neil

Re: Import from vBulletin [Re: Neil Ticktin] #229549
09/30/09 11:47 AM
09/30/09 11:47 AM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 10,177
Aberdeen, WA
R
Rick Offline
Former Developer
Rick  Offline
Former Developer
R
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 10,177
Aberdeen, WA
We don't have this for version 7.x, but we will for version 8. We're completely rewriting the importer system to accomplish a few things such as quicker turnaround in creating new importers.

This one was close to being finished, but things changing on both our side and their side kind of shelved it. With the new importer system we'll have an easier time not creating and keeping things up to date.

Re: Import from vBulletin [Re: Rick] #231969
12/10/09 09:02 AM
12/10/09 09:02 AM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 12
A
AmyGraper Offline
stranger
AmyGraper  Offline
stranger
A
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 12
Hi,

Are there any updates about a vBulletin importer? We're interested in converting but would obviously need to be able to import our database.

Thank you!

Re: Import from vBulletin [Re: AmyGraper] #231970
12/10/09 09:05 AM
12/10/09 09:05 AM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 10,177
Aberdeen, WA
R
Rick Offline
Former Developer
Rick  Offline
Former Developer
R
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 10,177
Aberdeen, WA
Yes, we have an importer available now for vBulletin.

Re: Import from vBulletin [Re: AmyGraper] #231973
12/10/09 09:08 AM
12/10/09 09:08 AM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 138
T
Travis T Offline
member
Travis T  Offline
member
T
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 138

Re: Import from vBulletin [Re: Travis T] #231982
12/10/09 09:30 AM
12/10/09 09:30 AM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 12
A
AmyGraper Offline
stranger
AmyGraper  Offline
stranger
A
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 12
Thank you. Sorry for resurrecting and old thread but I thought this was the latest one on the topic.

Re: Import from vBulletin [Re: AmyGraper] #232006
12/10/09 12:13 PM
12/10/09 12:13 PM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,788
Portland, OR; USA
Gizmo Offline
UBB.threads Developer
Gizmo  Offline
UBB.threads Developer
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,788
Portland, OR; USA
The following importers are all available from the members area:
From UBB.classic 6.7.x
From UBB.threads 6.5.x
From PHPBB 2.x
From PHPBB 3.x
From SMF 1.1.x
From vBulletin 3.6+


I am a Web Development Contractor, I do not work for UBBCentral. I have provided free User to User Support since the beginning of these support forums.
Forums: A Gardeners Forum Scouters World
UBB.threads: UBBWiki, UBB Styles, UBB.Sitemaps
Longtime Supporter & Resident Post-A-Holic
VNC Web Services: Code Modifications, Upgrades, Styling, Coding Services, Disaster Recovery, and more!
Re: Import from vBulletin [Re: Gizmo] #232119
12/14/09 09:04 AM
12/14/09 09:04 AM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 10
S
skylines Offline
stranger
skylines  Offline
stranger
S
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 10
Thanks for the importer. It will be very useful for me to import my old board.

Re: Import from vBulletin [Re: skylines] #234583
02/09/10 02:25 PM
02/09/10 02:25 PM
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 1
B
Bartman Offline
stranger
Bartman  Offline
stranger
B
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 1
Slight bump. I'm doing a test run importing from vB3.8.4 and the lengthy thread import seems to have run fine, but as soon as it gets to the mods it stalls:

Quote:
Importing Moderator (5) for forum (65)

No 'continue' type link, just this text, and the page source makes clear the script has stopped dead in its tracks (no </body> for example). Any idea what could cause this?

Re: Import from vBulletin [Re: Bartman] #234584
02/09/10 04:31 PM
02/09/10 04:31 PM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,788
Portland, OR; USA
Gizmo Offline
UBB.threads Developer
Gizmo  Offline
UBB.threads Developer
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,788
Portland, OR; USA
Try to refresh the page; it should just continue where it left off


I am a Web Development Contractor, I do not work for UBBCentral. I have provided free User to User Support since the beginning of these support forums.
Forums: A Gardeners Forum Scouters World
UBB.threads: UBBWiki, UBB Styles, UBB.Sitemaps
Longtime Supporter & Resident Post-A-Holic
VNC Web Services: Code Modifications, Upgrades, Styling, Coding Services, Disaster Recovery, and more!
Re: Import from vBulletin [Re: Gizmo] #234594
02/09/10 08:11 PM
02/09/10 08:11 PM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 10,177
Aberdeen, WA
R
Rick Offline
Former Developer
Rick  Offline
Former Developer
R
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 10,177
Aberdeen, WA
If it continues to choke on that point, just open up a support ticket and we'll get it figured out and fixed for you.

Re: Import from vBulletin [Re: BWilliams] #237065
05/27/10 12:55 PM
05/27/10 12:55 PM
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 2
Phoenix, AZ
P
pilotlicense Offline
stranger
pilotlicense  Offline
stranger
P
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 2
Phoenix, AZ
Originally Posted by BWilliams
Originally Posted by AllenAyres
john percival just turned over in his grave wink

You lost me


I didn't get it either, lol

Re: Import from vBulletin [Re: pilotlicense] #237069
05/27/10 03:07 PM
05/27/10 03:07 PM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,199
David Dreezer Offline

Pooh-Bah
David Dreezer  Offline

Pooh-Bah
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,199
It was a joke about the creator of vBulletin being unhappy that someone would want to import a vBulletin into a UBB.threads. Sarcasm....



This thread for sale. Click here! [Linked Image]
Re: Import from vBulletin [Re: BWilliams] #252923
06/14/13 04:14 AM
06/14/13 04:14 AM
Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 2
M
mona said Offline
stranger
mona said  Offline
stranger
M
Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 2
ok i have imported vbulletin 3.5 to ubbthreads 7.b2.
First i have imported to ubb 6.5.5 whit the yaml file.
Nex install ubb7.2b and import from ubb 6.5.5 now runnig the board live.
Only the qoutes from vbulletin are not good and no pm's are imported.

Re: Import from vBulletin [Re: BWilliams] #252926
06/14/13 09:14 AM
06/14/13 09:14 AM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,788
Portland, OR; USA
Gizmo Offline
UBB.threads Developer
Gizmo  Offline
UBB.threads Developer
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,788
Portland, OR; USA
I think that you should just be able to go from vBulletin v3 directly to UBB.threads 7.2 then upgrade to the latest from there.

Your method, of going through the old YAML file, won't import private topics as far as i know.


I am a Web Development Contractor, I do not work for UBBCentral. I have provided free User to User Support since the beginning of these support forums.
Forums: A Gardeners Forum Scouters World
UBB.threads: UBBWiki, UBB Styles, UBB.Sitemaps
Longtime Supporter & Resident Post-A-Holic
VNC Web Services: Code Modifications, Upgrades, Styling, Coding Services, Disaster Recovery, and more!
Page 4 of 4 1 2 3 4

Shout Box
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
Recent Topics
Users Unable to Upload Avatar [Not a Bug]
by M4TT. 12/13/17 08:51 AM
Shout Box Sound Effect
by M4TT. 11/29/17 08:28 PM
Ad island
by TGCsanderson. 11/25/17 06:41 PM
Taking to long to connect to DB
by AstroCat. 11/24/17 12:34 PM
Forum Statistics
Forums36
Topics35,015
Posts190,544
Members12,045
Most Online978
Jun 24th, 2007
Random Image
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Snapshot build 20171106)