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Buddypress to BBPress forum: How to clear failed conversion?

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    notpoppy
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    @notpoppy

    I am trying to convert a BuddyPress group forum set-up to one that uses BBPress. I am following the instructions here and have hit a snag at step 5:

    http://codex.buddypress.org/user/buddypress-site-administration/migrating-from-old-forums-to-bbpress-2/

    Progress on the conversion failed after around half an hour. I tried to start it again but it will not restart.

    There is an option to “Start a fresh conversion from the beginning” but it also says “You should clean old conversion information before starting over”. Can anyone explain how I do this? I can’t find any details.

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    @notpoppy

    Still trying to find out what the correct was of cleaning out the old conversion information is.

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    notpoppy
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    @notpoppy

    Well unless anyone has any better suggestions it looks like all I can do is put the old database back and start again.

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    @aces

    Don’t you have another option below:

    purge import - click to see this image enlarged.

    Alternatively have you tried resetting ( > Tools > Forums )…

    click here to see a larger image

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    notpoppy
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    @notpoppy

    @aces Thanks very much for the reply.

    The “reset forum” option indicates that “data will be removed” which doesn’t sound like what I want – that says to me it’s going to get rid of my data, not restore it to what it was.

    The “purge previous import” option looks a bit more likely. But when I tried it I got the “Starting Conversion” message with the loading wheel next to it and it stayed that way for about 15 minutes and gave no indication that anything further was happening.

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    notpoppy
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    @notpoppy

    OK I restored the database from the backup but the conversion failed again. It got about as far as “Converting topics 600″ then just hung.

    I restored from backup again, this time I set the rows limit to 50 and the delay time to 2 seconds. It got to “Converting topics 700″ then hung again.

    So my question now is why do my attempts to convert the forum keep failing?

    I read @johnjamesjacoby‘s post here which is similar to the instructions posted above – perhaps he could shed some light?

    My set-up is WordPress 3.5.2, BuddyPress 1.8, BBPress 2.3.2

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    @aces

    @notpoppy

    I just found http://tompenney.com/updating-buddypress-legacy-forums-on-multisite-to-bbpress/ is it any help?

    My forums converted ok but there wasn’t much material, however I found the above while trying to solve my messed up menu and theme customisation….

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