Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
#261340 04/13/2018 5:05 PM
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 70
Journeyman
OP Offline
Journeyman
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 70
I have pre-mysql forum archives from around 2006. Is there any way to add these older posts back on to the board without overriding the new board threads? Ideally I'd love to pop them into the board as a classic archive from the past.

Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,014
Likes: 58
UBB.threads Developer
Offline
UBB.threads Developer
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,014
Likes: 58
When you utilize the importer to import UBB.Classic to UBB.threads you'll want to edit the classic_import.php file and change:
Code
$site_id = 1;

To read 2, this should import all data as a separate set of data (I'd test it first, as a dry run). Please note that you'll likely end up with a ton of duplicate users that you'll want to merge once imported into UBB.threads.

Originally Posted by Rick
The importer was written to allow for multiple imports. The site_id is basically an import id. Since you could actually import several forums into your version 7 installation, and each would have it's own site_id so it knows which post to lookup.


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.
Do you need Forum Install or Upgrade Services?
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!
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,014
Likes: 58
UBB.threads Developer
Offline
UBB.threads Developer
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,014
Likes: 58
On A Gardeners Forum instead of importing the old forums into my existing forums we instead used one of our secondary licenses and imported into a UBB.threads install which doesn't allow posting (clicky). The forums were a gift from the previous owner (who sold his site, sans forum), who didn't want the old classic forum imported initially.


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.
Do you need Forum Install or Upgrade Services?
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!
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 70
Journeyman
OP Offline
Journeyman
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 70
Will that then create new forums for ones we don't currently have and add old threads the ones named the same?

Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,014
Likes: 58
UBB.threads Developer
Offline
UBB.threads Developer
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,014
Likes: 58
Negative, I'm sure that all content will import as it exists from the source forum; no checks exist to see if there are existing forums with the same details.


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.
Do you need Forum Install or Upgrade Services?
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!
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 6,278
Likes: 45
Offline
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 6,278
Likes: 45
I can confirm that ,I just did a huge import.
The importer does not care if there is a duplicate forum name.
It just will add another row in the database with a a new forum number.
Same goes for categories.
It will add the same name so besides merging members you also will be charged with the task of moving posts and then the issue with PM's Since those members numbers will be duplicated if there are identical members.
As I can see the current member base you have is less than 100.
So it make take a while but not excessive.
I have no idea how many posts/members,pm's you have in your archive forum.

But as Gizmo stated already.
I would create a test forum and do a dry run first.
Even if it is a success I would make a complete backup of the database and files before doing an actual conversion.on the live board.


Blue Man Group
There is no such thing as stupid questions. Just stupid answers
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 70
Journeyman
OP Offline
Journeyman
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 70
Would I need a second license for a second board that is pure archive, not posted on?

Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 6,278
Likes: 45
Offline
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 6,278
Likes: 45
If it is a public forum then the answer should be yes.
Even if it is read only.
You are allowed to make a second test or sandbox site with one license.


Blue Man Group
There is no such thing as stupid questions. Just stupid answers
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,014
Likes: 58
UBB.threads Developer
Offline
UBB.threads Developer
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,014
Likes: 58
Originally Posted by TGCsanderson
Would I need a second license for a second board that is pure archive, not posted on?
Every install of UBB.threads that you have on your server requires a licence, with the exception of temporary test installs for troubleshooting.


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.
Do you need Forum Install or Upgrade Services?
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!

Link Copied to Clipboard
ShoutChat
Comment Guidelines: Do post respectful and insightful comments. Don't flame, hate, spam.
Recent Topics
v7.7.5 Active Topics Display Name Incorrect
by Jake - 11/17/2020 4:46 PM
custom islands in forums tool
by Ruben - 11/17/2020 3:21 PM
Captcha bug maybe?
by Morgan - 11/16/2020 8:34 AM
Facebook thumbnail issue
by DBryce - 11/08/2020 7:43 PM
No hop to menu in the category pages
by Morgan - 11/05/2020 4:19 PM
Who's Online Now
0 members (), 58 guests, and 34 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Random Gallery Image
Latest Gallery Images
gallery test
gallery test
by Mors, September 23
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
by isaac, August 6
3D Creations
3D Creations
by JAISP, December 30
Artistic structures
Artistic structures
by isaac, August 29
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5