Thanks, Alex. Fortunately, I don't have too many attachments (and the ones I do have are stored in the file system). Are posts generally converted faster than members? In my testing, member conversion was running at approximately 333/minute, which means it would take about 9 and a half hours to do the users alone.
I'm planning out the conversion of my large vBulletin 3.8 forum (191,000 users, 5.3 million posts) to IPB 3.2. However, according my estimates (based upon trial runs carried out on the site's live hardware), the process will take about 12 days to complete. Obviously, the community cannot afford that much downtime, so I'm exploring my options.
I could, for example, set up dedicated hardware to run the conversion script. However, I didn't notice an appreciable increase in load on the site's live server during my testing, so I'm not convinced the hardware is introducing any sort of bottleneck.
Are there any other options or ideas for those of us who need to convert large forums in a reasonable amount of time?
What happens if you close the browser window while the conversion script is...um...converting? Will it be able to pick up from where it left off if I attempt to run the conversion again, or will it start over?
Premium subscriptions, gifted to other users, are surprisingly popular among my community and enables my forum subscription service to bring in significant additional revenue. It's currently enabled on my forum with an aging vBulletin plugin, but I'm considering switching to IP.Board and IP.Nexus and was curious to know if such a feature/plugin exists or, if not, how difficult it would be to modify the software myself to enable this functionality?
My blog runs on WordPress, and I'm considering moving my comment system over to Disqus. Have there been any efforts to integrate Disqus with an IP.Board user database, perhaps with IP.Converge, via Disqus' Single-Sign On API ?
I was just exploring the notification system myself and came across this issue. Can notification preferences be set for everyone by default? As a user, I'd expect to be "notified" of everything by default, then throttle back notifications I find I don't want.