Importing/Converting from ASP Playground
I am currently doing a preliminary test import of a massive forum with 25 forums, 10K + Users, 70K + Topics and 1 Million + Replies from an ASP Playground Forum. I have successfully migrated from MS SQL to MySQL and converted the database structure into a working, mappable structure. I have started and stopped the import multiple times as I worked out the kinks in my custom ASP converter. At this point I have a few questions that I could use some help in answering.
1) There is one hashed user password field with no salt. I can’t seem to find good documentation on how the password process works. I have noticed in the bbPress1 and other converters that do not have salts that the callback_password and authenticate_password functions both just ‘return false’. What does this mean once the users are trying to login? How should I map the fields correctly and do I need an authenticate_password function?
2) With over a million replies, the import process takes a very long time (going on weeks now). When we proceed with a live conversion, we very much need to keep the forum’s downtime under a week and preferably we would keep it under 4 days. Does anyone have any tips for speeding up the conversion process?
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