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Old 09 Dec 2010, 15:27
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Transferring 3.8.x users only to 4.1

I'd like to upgrade to 4.1 but because the forum software harkens back from vb2 days there are a lot of extras that are in the mix of database and file structure.

I want to start with a fresh 4.1 install, but I want to keep the users. How can I do this as easy as possible? Or can someone suggest a way to upgrade and clean up the database and the files?
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Old 09 Dec 2010, 15:48
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I would set up a test site, try installing 4.1 and then, since you only want the users, try using Impex to only import the users. See if that works.

Optionally, use Calorie's database compare utility (do a search - it's in the 3.8 area) and see what extra tables/fields are in your database and do whatever with that info - delete them, keep them, you decide. Then do an upgrade.
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Old 12 Dec 2010, 17:36
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Thanks. I'm using impex right now and it is importing the users just fine. The next question I have is how can I reset everyone that got imported to a new join date. I want to use a tool like vbexperience but if I keep the old join date, I have one of the same issues I have now.
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Old 12 Dec 2010, 20:57
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You could probably do a query to set them to all be some date. It's UNIX time, so google some conversion tool to set the date correctly.
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Old 13 Dec 2010, 01:52
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Originally Posted by Lynne View Post
You could probably do a query to set them to all be some date. It's UNIX time, so google some conversion tool to set the date correctly.
Thanks Lynne.

I got the conversion for UNIX time. I am not very good with SQL nor queries. I have never been good with them for some reason. Hopefully someone else out there can give me a hand with the exact statement to use, save the UNIX time part.
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Old 13 Dec 2010, 02:59
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Probably just something like (please backup your database first!!!!!):

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That would reset it for everyone to one specific date. If you have a table prefix, then you would have to put that before the table name, ie. prefixuser.
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Old 13 Dec 2010, 17:31
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Thanks. I had the process die in the middle of import. I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post such a support issue, but I'll start it here and move it at your request.

When I got this the first time, I started over. It keeps failing at the user import script.
Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
Please contact the server administrator, webmaster@cynthetiq.com and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.
More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
[Mon Dec 13 08:40:27 2010] [error] [client 108.27.16.60] Premature end of script headers: index.php, referer: http://cynthetiq.com/thetfp/impex/index.php
[Mon Dec 13 08:40:27 2010] [error] [client 108.27.16.60] File does not exist: /home/cynthetiq/cynthetiq.com/internal_error.html, referer: http://cynthetiq.com/thetfp/impex/index.php
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