Does the Vanilla Porter or Vanilla Community have tools to assist user migration with new passwords and email messages?
Is there a best forum format to migrate Jforum as a stepping stone for a wider tool range.
I got JSConnect working with a few users on an asp.net site.
Is there a way to use JSConnect to ease the user transition?
Assuming Vanilla will ask all users to reset their password upon first log in attempt, since JSConnect will match up usernames and also ask for their asp.net password to resolve the two email accounts, would the best course of action be to enable SSO upfront?
When using JSConnect it did a great job reconciling existing users with users from the main site auth system.
But it uses a forum password to pair user accounts, what happens with imported user tables with no passwords in store?
Running Import now on Vanilla 2.1.3 still processing Insert User Table for ~ 2 hours now. For 8,000 users does that sound alright? Would VPN slow it down? Chrome is lightly active in task manager.
Export ran great btw.
Depending on your setup it can take a while.
If the import stalls, you can refresh the page to resume it.
Imported users with no passwords will need to reset it via email first.
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Getting stuck at the same place everytime.
A certain number of users transfer over, an exact amount around 100 less than the total users.
I am unsure but could that be because they are locked? Jforum tables don't allow the forum admin to delete a user, only ban or lock.
Also Jforum v is 2.1.8
Where should I start testing first?
Should I unlock all users to test?
Or should I start a new jforum and upgrade 2.1.8 to 2.1.9(latest)
I have to make note to setup SMTP before import, or I will have an admin with a password that can't reset!
Looks like the user fields are simply mapped to their vanilla equivalents, so the count should stay the same:https://github.com/vanilla/porter/blob/master/packages/class.jforum.php#L49-L66
Where did you get the number of users from? Maybe jForum didn't display it right in the first place. Are you missing any?
No need to worry about the SMTP settings, you can also set them in your config.php
Is it safe to run Jforum Porter on original database?
I tried moving the import over to local machine, and no change. Couldn't get past insert user tables, with the exact amount less than total. Maybe not doing something right in database export. Going to checkout import services with ProfProjects because I'm too busy with other tasks.
Do you have examples of users missing? Maybe the counts are just wrong.
The porter only reads from the database, so yes, it is safe.