Converting IPB 3.4.7 to Vanilla 2.2.1 testing
This is my first time using Vanilla Forums and the Vanilla Porter 2.3 so if I am missing something please point me in the right direction.
I was able to run the export fine and it produced an export file I can then import into Vanilla forums. Which this worked fine, but the issues I ran into were these:
Doesn't look like the 'quote' bbcode was converted properly. Is there a way after the fact to run a sql query to fix the syntax or to have the quote bbcode working? I didn't check all the bbcodes, but this one is the most used bbcode on the IPB forums so it was easy to spot.
When I ran the export tool, it kept complaining that it couldn't find the avatars folder. Where is this set in the code? Looking in my IPB install looks like my avatars are stored in the '/public_html/ssc/uploads/profile' folder on the server.
I don't think files/attachments are being captured during the export from IPB. Currently it looks like attachments are stored in '/public_html/ssc/uploads/monthly_' folders on my IPB install and you can see all of the attachments info stored in the ipb_attachements table in IPB. Where would these files or attachments show up in Vanilla forums so I can make sure 3000+ attachments were converted?
I am running dry runs of the export and seeing how it looks in Vanilla forums. I noticed that ranks and possible display names are issues. I disabled display names forum wide in IPB so I will run export again to test to see if this fixes the issue of double names.
Is there any special cleanup or things I should do on the IPB side before export to make a smoother conversion? So far Vanilla Forums conversion tool has been the best so far at being accurate and fast, so thank you and it is the reason I will probably go with Vanilla Forums for my migration.
Thank you for any feedback on IPB migration to Vanilla Forums. I have no problem testing the Vanilla Porter to if it is needed to find any issues. My forums have over 10k users and over 50k posts so its a decent size so if there is any logging I can turn on to help locate and fix conversion problems please advise.