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converting back, really no way?


 
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Ram
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:16 am 
Post subject: converting back, really no way?

Hi

i'm just asking a simple question : is there no way to converting back a phpbb2 board from a phpbb3?

I know there are a lot of different between these 2 versions (password, files encoding and so on), but I have a bb3 board that i really want to convert back and i'm stuck icon_sad.gif

I'm open to suggestions.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:14 pm 
Post subject: Re: converting back, really no way?

Someone would have to write a converter. As of today, I am not aware of one. You could take a look at the phpBB2->phpBB3 converter and try to reverse the process. For example, I think bbcode is stored differently. Passwords are stored differently.

Do you have backups from before you did the conversion? And if so, are they an option? How old are they?

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Ram
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:22 pm 
Post subject: Re: converting back, really no way?

Nop I have no old backup, that's why i'm really stuck. icon_sad.gif
I just have to wait someone make a converter to go back.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:41 pm 
Post subject: Re: converting back, really no way?

Why donīt you ask at phpbb.com, maybe someone over there can help you out?

With a bit of imagination this can be considered as a phpBB3 support question. icon_razz.gif

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:18 pm 
Post subject: Re: converting back, really no way?

http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=609269
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:10 pm 
Post subject: Re: converting back, really no way?

For interesting people (and without using a specified script), you can convert back like this :

convert phpBB3 into smf 1.1.8
convert smf 1.1.8 into phpBB2

Some things are not converted like passwords.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:48 pm 
Post subject: Re: converting back, really no way?

Oh boy!

Nice workaround Ram Image link

Do you have links to those converters?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:43 am 
Post subject: Re: converting back, really no way?

You can find it here :
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=218449.0
http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=528056


And you can see here the board before (under bb3) and the same board after converting back.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:46 am 
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Thanks Ram, thats a helpful post icon_biggrin.gif
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:28 pm 
Post subject: Re: converting back, really no way?

Ram wrote:
You can find it here :
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=218449.0
http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=65&t=589439
And you can see here the board before (under bb3) and the same board after converting back.

I don't see any SMF to phpBB2 converter. What I see in your links is SMF to phpBB3 and phpBB3 to SMF. icon_eek.gif
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:22 am 
Post subject: Re: converting back, really no way?

Here is the good link : http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=528056

Instead asking you could also use the search function... icon_rolleyes.gif
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:36 pm 
Post subject: Re: converting back, really no way?

Is it just me or is that download link in simple machines not working.... can some one post this download?

I got the SM to Phpbb3 converter but not the Phpbb3 to SM

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