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Want to Switch VBulletin from PHPBB

Discussion in 'phpBB' started by devjeetsingh, Apr 1, 2011.

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    Hello DP,
    I own a forum where I used PHPBB script, but now I want to switch the forum to Vbulletin 4.XX.
    Just wanted to know, will I loose all topics and registered users?? I would really appreciate you if you provide me information in bit details....

    Thanks,
    SEMrush
     
    devjeetsingh, Apr 1, 2011 IP
    SEMrush
  2. seagate

    seagate Guest

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    Hiya, If you have a legal Vbulletin license i know that Vbulletin in there client have area have there own transfering program which will transfer all the php data (users, posts, forums , topics etc etc) and moves it all over to the vbulletin , i think all people have to do then is request a new password and thats it, But vbulletin defently have there oown transfering tool.
     
    seagate, Apr 2, 2011 IP
  3. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    Which version of phpbb?
    http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/main/impex_phpBB3

    Version supported : 3.0.0


    Usergroups

    Default permissions.

    Users

    Majority of profile.

    Not passwords

    (username, email, joindate, ipaddress last activity, lastvisit)

    Forums and Categories

    All are currently imported as visible and open.

    Threads

    All are currently imported as visible with open & sticky state.

    Posts

    All are currently imported as visible with IP.

    Private Messages

    Currently all PM's are stored as sent and recived for each user.

    Attachments

    Imported and attached to posts.

    Moderators

    Imported and attached to forums.
     
    Brandon Sheley, Apr 3, 2011 IP
  4. rain21

    rain21 Active Member

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    as I know you just need a converter, will no lose anything
     
    rain21, Apr 6, 2011 IP
  5. ~kev~

    ~kev~ Well-Known Member

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    Just use the free impex script that comes with vbulletin. The only thing that will not be converted are the passwords.

    If you go tothe vbulletin.com forum there is a lot of information about using the impex script. I used it a few years ago to convert an SMF forum to VB, everything went good with no issues.
     
    ~kev~, Apr 7, 2011 IP
  6. Ashle S

    Ashle S Peon

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    If you transfer the files etc perfectly then your posts etc will not be gone/removed.
     
    Ashle S, Apr 7, 2011 IP
  7. EvanP

    EvanP Banned

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    Admittedly, vBulletin does not have the best transferring system, but as long as you don't have a lot of phpBB Modifications installed on your forum, the transfer will go just fine. :)
     
    EvanP, Apr 12, 2011 IP