• @lukelarris Got my data into phpbb (hoping it will work for phpbb3, even though psychbunnys plugin says 2(I blame toothache for not spotting that)), I'm now trying to figure out what I do with psychos phpbb exporter as it's not in the plugin list of nodebb.

  • @psychobunny Between passing out and regaining conciousness, I'm getting this error... I've filled out export.config with the details, but running the command gives me grief at this error.

    throw err;
    Error: Cannot find module 'fs-extra'
    at Function.Module._resolveFilename (module.js:338:15)
    at Function.Module._load (module.js:280:25)
    at Module.require (module.js:364:17)
    at require (module.js:380:17)
    at Object.<anonymous> (/home/a_5mith/nodebb/node_modules/nodebb-plugin-import-phpbb/lib/export.js:6:7)
    at Module._compile (module.js:456:26)
    at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:474:10)
    at Module.load (module.js:356:32)
    at Function.Module._load (module.js:312:12)
    at Function.Module.runMain (module.js:497:10)

  • Hmm did you run npm install in that module's directory?

  • @psychobunny The first time I cloned it from your github page as I didn't notice it was on npmjs, so I've removed it, and run npm install nodebb-plugin-import-phpbb

    which gave me the following errors

    npm ERR! git clone git://github.com/psychobunny/node-persist.git Cloning into bare repository '/home/a_5mith/.npm/_git-remotes/git-github-com-psychobunny-node-persist-git-39cb9d69'...
    npm ERR! git clone git://github.com/psychobunny/node-persist.git
    npm ERR! git clone git://github.com/psychobunny/node-persist.git fatal: remote error:
    npm ERR! git clone git://github.com/psychobunny/node-persist.git Repository not found.

    Not quite sure what's going on.

  • No idea about that error hmm, you might just be better off cloning and npm installing from there (that's how I got it working on my end)

  • @lukelarris Thank you!

  • @psychobunny Thanks, some progress, new error though

    [export-phpbb][debug] init()
    [export-phpbb][info] Storage directory is: /home/a_5mith/Desktop/storage

    storage.initSync({dir: this.config.storageDir});
    TypeError: Object #<Object> has no method 'initSync'
    at Object.Export.init (/home/a_5mith/nodebb/node_modules/nodebb-import-phpbb/lib/export.js:91:11)
    at Object.Export (/home/a_5mith/nodebb/node_modules/nodebb-import-phpbb/lib/export.js:62:8)
    at Object.<anonymous> (/home/a_5mith/nodebb/node_modules/nodebb-import-phpbb/bin/export.js:37:2)
    at Module._compile (module.js:456:26)
    at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:474:10)
    at Module.load (module.js:356:32)
    at Function.Module._load (module.js:312:12)
    at Function.Module.runMain (module.js:497:10)
    at startup (node.js:119:16)
    at node.js:902:3


    Could be worth splitting these errors into individual topics for each forum software.

  • I'll try running this on a fresh install and see if I run into anything

  • @psychobunny Thanks buddy. 👍

  • hey @a_5mith sorry for the delay! I found the error, looks like I was pulling the wrong repo for one of the packages. pull and npm install and I think you should be good to go 🙂

  • @psychobunny Hey buddy, thanks, installed without a problem, having a few issues getting it to connect to an external mysql connection, even with remote mysql configured. Keeps timing out on me. Will battle on and report my discoveries. 👍

  • You guys are so awesome for testing that importer for me and working out the kinks. ❤

  • So, anyone got any experience with this?

    Error: connect ETIMEDOUT
    at errnoException (net.js:904:11)
    at Object.afterConnect [as oncomplete] (net.js:895:19)

    Seems like it's just not connecting to the db (remote), so I added my Digital Ocean IP to my Remote MySQL page on my old host, this made no difference. I'm only doing a test run on a week old database backup, so I've got time to iron out these sorts of errors so I can minimise downtime when I take the leap.

  • Can't you set up a local copy of your DB? There isn't any throttling in the queries (ex. select 100 rows at a time), it basically does a select * per table, so if you have a really huge dataset I could see it timing out.

    If not a possibility, I think you could try modifying the importer to send these commands initially to increase the timeout

  • @psychobunny

    The database is about 32mb (contains both an SMF database & Wordpress), 400 users, 25k posts, but times out within about 30 seconds of Exporting Users. Could probably do it locally thinking about it, will have a go and see what happens.

  • BTW after you finished with the phpBB export: I found that there's a bit of a bottleneck with regards to the redirect stuff in the importer, so if you don't care about writing redirects for SEO purposes then you can omit that and speed it up

  • I was going to bring up woltlab bb (I guess it's only popular in Germany), but actually first porting to phpbb sounds like a smart plan

  • Hey @psychobunny, took your advice and got mysql installed on Digital Ocean and imported it all that way, having a few issues with the final step of using the importer to actually get the data in. Following the steps, I get this error:

    error: NodeBB automated setup didn't go too well.

    I already have nodebb setup, I noticed that import.config.json has a setup script built in, do I have to either a) remove it, or b) fill it out with the contents of nodebbs config.json?

  • Oh awesome, congrats for getting that far! I think at this point you'll have to ask the creator of the importer, @bentael - I didn't run into that error myself. If the actual import worked but creating the config didn't, yeah maybe you could create one yourself and see what happens?

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