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SMF 2.0.17 to Elkarte 1.1.6 - openimporter query?

I am trying to change from a SMF 2.0.17 board to the latest Elkarte 1.1.6 board and have hit a few problems.

What I have done so far:
Installed the Elkarte 1.1.6 board into a new folder named elkarte and used the old forum smf database with elkarte and used "elkarte" for the table prefix.
The new Elkarte board is up and running minus any data, checked the old smf database and the elkarte prefix have been added.

I downloaded OpenImporter and created a new folder named "openimporter" in the http folder and downloaded the contents into the openimporter folder, the folder now comprises of six files and a folder named importer.

I have tried running opening http://blahblah.c0m/openimporter through a web browser and just getting a Forbidden error, so I presume I am using the incorrect path for openimporter to work? or am I doing something else wrong?


Re: SMF 2.0.17 to Elkarte 1.1.6 - openimporter query?

Reply #2
Thanks. I now have access to the openimporter.
Few other questions before I carry out the import.
My current board SMF 2.0.17 also runs a simpleportal. If I decide to install simpleportal on the new elkarte board, do I have to delete the old simpleportal database files from the original SMF database? and then carry out a new installation of simpleportal?

Because the new Elkarte board is now running under a different folder i.e. "elkarte" instead of the original SMF board folder "forum", would there be any problems renaming the elkarte folder back to forum?

Re: SMF 2.0.17 to Elkarte 1.1.6 - openimporter query?

Reply #3
As far as I know there is no no importer from smf SP to Elkarte SP. I also migrated from Smf +SP to Elkarte +SP and I set up the portal from scratch, manually
sorry for my bad english

Re: SMF 2.0.17 to Elkarte 1.1.6 - openimporter query?

Reply #4
Thank you
Anyone able to answer my other question?
"Because the new Elkarte board is now running under a different folder i.e. "elkarte" instead of the original SMF board folder "forum", would there be any problems renaming the elkarte folder back to forum?"

Re: SMF 2.0.17 to Elkarte 1.1.6 - openimporter query?

Reply #5
It’s possible, you need to:
  • rename the folder /elkarte to /forum
  • edit Settings.php and correct the paths to your forum and change "elkarte" to "forum"(check these vars $boardurl, $cachedir, $boarddir, $sourcedir, $extdir, $languagedir)
  • run repair_settings.php to correct the paths to attachments, avatars, themes, ecc
sorry for my bad english

Re: SMF 2.0.17 to Elkarte 1.1.6 - openimporter query?

Reply #6
Thank you radu81 the forum is now up and running.
One more question, my database size was previously 90Mb it's now risen to 205Mb. Is it safe to drop all of the SMF prefix database files?

Re: SMF 2.0.17 to Elkarte 1.1.6 - openimporter query?

Reply #7
Before deleting anything do a backup, you'll never know...
If you delete the smf tables your smf forum will stop to work, so be sure everything is imported correctly before deleting.
sorry for my bad english

Re: SMF 2.0.17 to Elkarte 1.1.6 - openimporter query?

Reply #8
Yes do backup and try dropping the tables else have a full copy of the site in another folder with copy database and see if dropping the tables affect the forum.

 

Re: SMF 2.0.17 to Elkarte 1.1.6 - openimporter query?

Reply #9
I have been having a problem with some text being incorrectly displayed since I converted my smf 2.0.17 to Elkarte 1.1.6. I am sure that the problem is associated with openimporter.
I set up a test board running smf and all the text characters were displaying fine, carried out a new Elkarte installation which imported with no problems. However, the text problem has now returned on the new Elkarte board.
Please can someone help with this problem, boards been off line for a few days?