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SMF Importer Failed, Best Route to Take

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by ftsservice, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. ftsservice

    ftsservice Active Member

    I have an SMF 2.0.2 forum with 1018633 posts and 13349 users. The SMF importer failed with several errors without importing anything.

    So, if anyone has been through this, what's the best recommended route for keeping as much as possible intact:

    SMF -> VB 3.x -> Xenforo
    SMF -> VB 4.x -> Xenforo
    SMF -> phpBB 3.x -> Xenforo
    SMF -> IPB -> Xenforo

    I have both a VB and IPB license, and obviously phpBB is free, so all these options are open to me, but I don't want to go down a dead end route without the benefit of some experience from others here.
     
  2. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

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  3. ftsservice

    ftsservice Active Member

    Thanks, I really appreciate it. I'll probably go the paid route. Someone who's done it before can probably accomplish it much faster, therefore it'll be worth the cost verses the hassle. I don't know how I missed that thread.
     
  4. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I have experience in this area.

    Normally I would ask for a copy of your database, but your forum is very large. It may be easier if you can give me a login for my own directory on your server so I can import straight from the live database without having to copy all that data back and forth. I have done this for other people.
     
  5. ftsservice

    ftsservice Active Member

    Can this be done preserving thread ids so I can write .htaccess redirects from SMF to XF?
     
  6. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Jake is excellent at conversions.
     
  7. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    No. IDs cannot be preserved with a double import. But redirects will still work. I can setup an id map from the old IDs to the new IDs.
     

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