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Importing from phpBB using 2.6.0


  • Chuckie
    Participant

    @ajtruckle

    I was not able to use the previous phpBB importer as it was failing right at the start. This new version seems to work better! However, I have some comments about this.

    1/ A possible problem.

    Here is my log (which I paused in the end):

    Import Stopped (by User.)

    9.Calculating topic stickies (7 through 100 of 100)100%
    9.Calculating topic stickies (100 through 7 of 7)100%
    9.Calculating topic stickies (7 through 100 of 100)100%
    9.Calculating topic stickies (100 through 7 of 7)100%
    9.Calculating topic stickies (7 through 100 of 100)100%
    9.Calculating topic stickies (100 through 7 of 7)100%
    9.Calculating topic stickies (7 through 100 of 100)100%
    9.Calculating topic stickies (100 through 7 of 7)100%
    9.Calculating topic stickies (7 through 100 of 100)100%
    9.Calculating topic stickies (100 through 7 of 7)100%
    9.Calculating topic stickies (7 through 100 of 100)100%
    9.Calculating topic stickies (100 through 7 of 7)100%
    9.Calculating topic stickies (7 through 100 of 100)100%
    9.Calculating topic stickies (100 through 7 of 7)100%
    9.Calculating topic stickies (7 through 100 of 100)100%
    9.Calculating topic stickies (100 through 7 of 7)100%
    9.Calculating topic stickies (7 through 100 of 100)100%
    9.Calculating topic stickies (100 through 7 of 7)100%
    9.Calculating topic stickies (0 through 99 of 100)0%
    8.No anonymous topic authors to import
    7.All topics imported100%
    7.Converting topics (900 through 928 of 928)90%
    7.Converting topics (800 through 899 of 928)80%
    7.Converting topics (700 through 799 of 928)70%
    7.Converting topics (600 through 699 of 928)60%
    7.Converting topics (500 through 599 of 928)50%
    7.Converting topics (400 through 499 of 928)40%
    7.Converting topics (300 through 399 of 928)30%
    7.Converting topics (200 through 299 of 928)20%
    7.Converting topics (100 through 199 of 928)10%
    7.Converting topics (0 through 99 of 928)0%
    6.No forum subscriptions to import
    5.All forum parents imported100%
    5.Calculating forum hierarchy (0 through 25 of 25)0%
    4.All forums imported100%
    4.Converting forums (0 through 30 of 30)0%
    3.Skipping password clean-up
    2.Skipping user clean-up
    1.Skipping sync-table clean-up
    Starting Import...
    Ready to go.

    The issue was step 9 where it seemed to be in a ever repeating cycle of:

    9.Calculating topic stickies (7 through 100 of 100)100%
    9.Calculating topic stickies (100 through 7 of 7)100%

    2/ Feature Request

    Because I was not able to previously import content I came up with a new simplified set of forum categories etc in my bbPress forum. Therefore, ideally I would love to be presented with a list of forums that are going to be imported so that I can map them to the existing forums I have created. So some would be merging several into one if that makes sense.

    At the moment (even though I hit stop on point 9) I was able to view the forum and could seem many boards imported – a quick look it looked great. It is just that I wanted control over how the topics were imported. Thus my idea for the mapping from old forums to current forums.

    Can this be done?

    Please let me know if I need to give more info.

    I don’t know if this should be a “trac ticket” or not.

    Well done guys.

    Andrew

    PS. The related question (which can be closed and linked to this new one is: https://bbpress.org/forums/topic/importing-from-phpbb-5/).

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  • Chuckie
    Participant

    @ajtruckle

    I just tried a second time on my staging area and it had the same issue for number 9 on the steps. I don’t know how many more steps there are in the import process?

    This time I checked a bit more on the topics imported and it seemed abit odd. For example, say that the topic list indicated that a topic had 5 comments. When I click the topic in many cases it has one.

    But I know it is complicated to put many issues in one bbPress topic so I won’t digress. I await your direction re importing at stage 9.


    Chuckie
    Participant

    @ajtruckle

    My phpBB database is 3.2.7

    I was trying to look at your source code for the phpBB importer but I can’t quite follow the logic.


    Pascal Casier
    Moderator

    @casiepa

    Hi,
    I created this plugin that works with v2.5 in a single site environment. I did not test it yet with v2.6! But if it can give ideas, I just leave it here:

    bbPress Move Topics


    Chuckie
    Participant

    @ajtruckle

    Thanks for this Pascal. At the moment I can’t do anything because I have that stickies loop issue and the final imported topics don’t seem right. The primary list of topics is fine but then all the replies are not there. I can compare the existing phpBB forum against the results to know.

    I will wait for a reply about the recurring loop issue first.


    HammyHavoc
    Participant

    @hammyhavoc

    Looks like we’re in the same boat as each other, @ajtruckle.


    HammyHavoc
    Participant

    @hammyhavoc

    Figured it out myself.

    If anybody else is wondering how to do this, you need to make sure that no Founder, Admin or Moderator has replies or threads attributed to them.

    I got around this by creating a new admin/founder account and downgrading all of the staff to standard accounts so that they could be imported.

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