Help needed with database

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Help needed with database

Post by Josh » Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:07 pm

Just wondering if I you can help.
I have a forum on a free forums place and I have about 100 members on my message boards.
I want to move this forum here after I close it down to new posts.
So far I have managed to lock it down but I can't get hold of the database.
After a few emails to the owners of the free forums place, they are not responding.
There are no facilities that I can see to get hold of the database.
Once I get the database I can put my old forum on the BB Archives, yeah?
I just want to leave it online as there are some useful posts on it so if you help me I will be able to put that forum here for future reference.
Thanks in advance.



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Re: Help needed with database

Post by Bobby » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:02 pm

Unfortunately with those free forums, they can hold you to ransom.
Not having access to the database is a massive problem which we can't do anything about.

You could keep persisting with your attempted communication and hope that someone responds.
However, I would imagine that they will ask for a fee to get at the database so good luck with that.
Obviously if you do get it, let us know and you can use the BB Archive here to lay it to rest.
However, unlike those free forums, here you can always have access to the database and operate your website as normal.
Best of luck.

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Re: Help needed with database

Post by Josh » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:05 pm

I emailed these again today so its a waiting game :x

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Re: Help needed with database

Post by Bobby » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:46 am

Josh wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:05 pm
I emailed these again today so its a waiting game :x
Obviously, if you get a reply get back to us.
Be prepared though, their fees might be extortionate.
But, they may do it out of the goodness of their heart.
Free hosting and free forums is never the way to go in my opinion and like in cases such as this can prove costly.

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Re: Help needed with database

Post by Josh » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:13 am

I am getting no satisfaction at all and after speaking with others I am not confident about getting my free forum database. So, what other options are available? I don't really want to abandon the community that I built up as it took so long.

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Re: Help needed with database

Post by Rex » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:13 am

Josh wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:13 am
So, what other options are available?
There's very little you can do if they refuse to give you the database.
That's the perils of using free forums - just don't do it!
Sorry if it seems a little harsh but you get what you pay for - pay nothing - get nothing.
My advise is to start all over again and email all your members telling them what you are doing.
Obviously make an announcement on the front page with a link to your new forum.
Don't close the old forum until you have the attention of your active members.
Inactive ones will not follow but maybe that's a good thing.

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