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Old 09 Jan 2003, 03:24
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Talking Importing Discus into VBulletin

I'm a new user of VBulletin, after having used the Discusware Discus Pro discussion forum for years. As you have no doubt seen before in this forum, the issue of importing data from Discus has been an issue. I have a Discus board at www.russbo.com, with over eight thousand messages, and five hundred users, that I would really like to import into my new VBulletin board. I plan on installing VBulletin into my own server, which is an Apple XServe, using OS X 10.2.3.

The Discus board can export text files that can be inputted into Access. Although the rented ISP that I am currently using (Mindspring) does not support MYSQL, I can import the Discus board to my own server, and convert it to MYSQL.

I certainly am not savvy about these things, and I am looking for help with this conversion. Although my site is a "non-pay, non-commmercial" site, and is dedicated towards furthering the understanding of the Shaolin martial arts, I understand that doing a conversion of this nature not only requires expertise, but, takes time, and I would be willing to discuss and provide reimbursement for someone's efforts.

I greatly appreciate any help that can be offered. I can be reached at [email protected]

Thanks very much!
rich
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Old 25 Feb 2003, 18:36
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I am also interested in importing my Discusware boards. Has anyone worked anything out. At least I would like to import the users, which are MySQL based.
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Old 21 Mar 2012, 23:11
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Hate to bump this, but have an old Discuseware board I would like to migrate over.

Anybody ever get this done?
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Old 22 Mar 2012, 00:33
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I wouldn't bother. You're talking about merging very old technology with very new for one, for two, two different ways of managing data that are hard to mix.

What I ended up doing was keeping the old discus board published as an archive, and just started over, brand new, with vbulletin. That's probably your best bet at this point, not only for the benefit of the new board, but for your sanity,
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Old 08 Oct 2013, 14:12
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Originally Posted by docvader View Post
I wouldn't bother. You're talking about merging very old technology with very new for one, for two, two different ways of managing data that are hard to mix.

What I ended up doing was keeping the old discus board published as an archive, and just started over, brand new, with vbulletin. That's probably your best bet at this point, not only for the benefit of the new board, but for your sanity,
that's what I did, but I wonder if a simple data mapping exercise would work, I wouldn't even try to relate the old posts with current users, but at least keep the old posts and threads together with just old username displayed (no link profile etc).

As vB, PHP, MySQL continue to move on and Discusware still stuck 10+ years old functionality has continued to go away to point now archives are almost unusable.
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