• @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. ๐Ÿ‘

  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • @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. ๐Ÿ‘

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

  • 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?

  • @psychobunny Think I got it, removing --flush and it's now going through users.

    Once I'm sure I know the process, I'll create a guide on the wiki page for anyone else that needs it. ๐Ÿ‘

  • awesome. hope it works out, I have no idea how long its going the import process is for something as big as yours

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