Looking forward to it as well.
Vanilla Forum Migration
I am new to NodeBB. I currently run a forum using vanilla but would like to migrate everything over to my NodeBB installation.
Is there a script that can do this? If not (I have searched but can't find any), I would like to request that this is produced!
@gareth Currently this doesn't exist, you could convert your forum to another software that is supported, phpbb for example, but it's not exactly a one step process. Converters and official documentation are definitely needed, as not everyone is just starting out with new forums.
Alternatively, it's not too difficult to change one of the existing imports to work with Vanilla if you're any good with coding. It's really just changing database table names.
Cool - we do offer migration services to our platform, if you're interested in hosting your forum with us. Give us a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
If you wanted to write your own migrator, have a look at @bentael's migrator for UBB, and the importer that he wrote. You'd just need to rewrite the UBB migrator to read from whatever tables in Vanilla that corresponds to your categories/topics/users/etc
Thanks both, I'll have a look at the UBB importer and it it works I will upload it for others to use.
Awesome. Let us know
I'm also interested by a vanillaforum migration tool. That's one of the last blocking thing before I decide to migrate.
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You can help by sending your DB Dump.