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I wasn't quite sure where the best place to post this would be, but I would like to know what type of pricing I would be looking at if I were to transfer my whole invisionfree community from there to my own standard license IPB board.

I'm assuming that this is very much possible because it would be a big shame to have to lose member profiles/posts/registration dates/ topics etc....

I have right around 190,000 posts and more than 10,500 registered users. Is there a certain price I'd be looking at if I want to tranfer my whole board to an IPB board?
A second quick question is if the 149.99 is a lifetime fee for the IPB forums. I only read that you have to pay monthly for updates etc.. ? Help please?

All help is appreciated.

EDIT: I've looked at the forum converters and it's showing 60 dollars from vbulletin, or php or other forum hosters, but there's nothing showing anything about converting from an invisionfree which already uses IPB.
I was sent to this login link from an automated response from IPB, but I have not yet purchased the software and therefore I cannot login to this area with any user details.

http://www.invisionpower.com/customer/index.php?

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Your best bet would be to email sales@invisionpower.com

I believe when converting from InvisionFree, the IF staff give you a copy of the database in a 1.3 format. I think I am right in saying you could install IPB 2.2, and then it'll upgrade the database to a 2.2 format, although you might want to check on that.

As for the pricing, it'd be a payment of $149.99 the first time, which would last for 6 months. Then after that 6 months is up, it is $25 for every 6 months from then on.

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First and foremost, you need to pay InvisionFree for them to export your database for you. Once you have received it, IPS will be happy to import it to your new site free of charge within five business days. I am unsure what InvisionFree charges, but they have no relation to IPS as a company other than use outdated versions of their old product IPB (now called IP.Board, and a much higher version number).

The standard license is $149.99 and covers lifetime USE of the board, however you only receive support and updates for 6 MONTHS. If the last version released during your 6 months is 2.3.2 - you are entitled to use 2.3.2 FOREVER, just NO UPDATES, and NO SUPPORT. In order to keep the updates and support, it is $25 every six months afterwards. So for one year of use, support, and downloads - your total comes to $174.99 ;)

The $25 / Six Month period is completely voluntary, and you can just purchase the license for $149.99 and never look back. The choice is up to you, how comfortable you are with running possibly outdated and/or insecure versions, and how comfortable you are with supporting IP.Board yourself. All additional questions, please contact sales@invisionpower.com and in regards to getting your copy of your InvisionFree database you will need to contact them.

Hope this helps :)

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As .John. says really :)

I moved from IF to IPB just over a year ago... It would be best to let IPS do the conversion / install for you (as IF just give you a 1.3 sql dump that needs some queries running before its a standard 1.3 data set)

I did manage to do mine by myself but it was a lot of trouble for me (but i learned a lot in the process) , i would recommend you let IPS do the initial conversion and install for you :)

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As .John. says really :)



I moved from IF to IPB just over a year ago... It would be best to let IPS do the conversion / install for you (as IF just give you a 1.3 sql dump that needs some queries running before its a standard 1.3 data set)



I did manage to do mine by myself but it was a lot of trouble for me (but i learned a lot in the process) , i would recommend you let IPS do the initial conversion and install for you :)



Ok, and would that mean contacting the sales@invisionpower.com ??

I contacted them yesterday and they sent me an auto message link to the Client Area, at which I could not log in.

And thanks John for explaining about the updates/$25 dollar 6 month thing. After thinking about it, I can handle $25 dollars a month to keep the IPB updated, and if I payed that, then I'm assuming if IPB 2.4 and 2.5 etc... came out, then I'd get those free updates/upgrades if I were to be paying the $25 a month. But if I wasn't paying $25 dollars a month during that time, then you're saying I'd be stuck with the version I was at when the upgrade happened.
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Ok, and would that mean contacting the sales@invisionpower.com ??



I contacted them yesterday and they sent me an auto message link to the Client Area, at which I could not log in.



And thanks John for explaining about the updates/$25 dollar 6 month thing. After thinking about it, I can handle $25 dollars a month to keep the IPB updated, and if I payed that, then I'm assuming if IPB 2.4 and 2.5 etc... came out, then I'd get those free updates/upgrades if I were to be paying the $25 a month. But if I wasn't paying $25 dollars a month during that time, then you're saying I'd be stuck with the version I was at when the upgrade happened.


Yes you would need to contact sales@invisionpower.com
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And thanks John for explaining about the updates/$25 dollar 6 month thing. After thinking about it, I can handle $25 dollars a month to keep the IPB updated, and if I payed that, then I'm assuming if IPB 2.4 and 2.5 etc... came out, then I'd get those free updates/upgrades if I were to be paying the $25 a month. But if I wasn't paying $25 dollars a month during that time, then you're saying I'd be stuck with the version I was at when the upgrade happened.



That sounds exactly right. If your not paying the $25 every six months, then you don't have access to support or downloads (including IPSBeyond.)

And John, I think that's the best explanation I've seen of the pricing structure!
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Ok, and would that mean contacting the sales@invisionpower.com ??



I contacted them yesterday and they sent me an auto message link to the Client Area, at which I could not log in.



And thanks John for explaining about the updates/$25 dollar 6 month thing. After thinking about it, I can handle $25 dollars a month to keep the IPB updated, and if I payed that, then I'm assuming if IPB 2.4 and 2.5 etc... came out, then I'd get those free updates/upgrades if I were to be paying the $25 a month. But if I wasn't paying $25 dollars a month during that time, then you're saying I'd be stuck with the version I was at when the upgrade happened.


You mean you can handle $25 dollars every six months?

;)

Well, there will be no 2.4 or 2.5 - the next will be 3.0 - which most likely WILL NOT be in the next 6 months...therefore if you are looking to spend the $149.99 only...you will only receive the right to download 2.3 and all maintenance releases...and get support for those 6 months only. You could also only pay the $25 when there are major releases...if you don't need support, so instead of $25 every six months - only pay the $25 when a major update is released. The possibilities are endless...
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Ok, and would that mean contacting the sales@invisionpower.com ??



I contacted them yesterday and they sent me an auto message link to the Client Area, at which I could not log in.



And thanks John for explaining about the updates/$25 dollar 6 month thing. After thinking about it, I can handle $25 dollars a month to keep the IPB updated, and if I payed that, then I'm assuming if IPB 2.4 and 2.5 etc... came out, then I'd get those free updates/upgrades if I were to be paying the $25 a month. But if I wasn't paying $25 dollars a month during that time, then you're saying I'd be stuck with the version I was at when the upgrade happened.


But I believe if you don't pay for a few months you can just pay the $25 to get upgrades again. Could be wrong though!
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Not wrong at all ;)



However, if I were to have purchased a board as version 2.2 and have 6 months of upgrades, let's say I don't pay the 25 dollars again until the 8th month. If IPB upgraded to 3.0 during the 7th month, does that mean I'm stuck with 2.2 upgrades forever???? Which means if they're on 3.0, they won't be upgrading 2.2 anymore!

Or if I missed that 3.0 upgrade because I hadn't payed for the updates, can I still pay the 25 dollars to get the upgrade again?
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First and foremost, you need to pay InvisionFree for them to export your database for you. Once you have received it, IPS will be happy to import it to your new site free of charge

within five business days

. I am unsure what InvisionFree charges, but they have no relation to IPS as a company other than use outdated versions of their old product IPB (now called IP.Board, and a much higher version number).




I have a new question regarding this. I set my purchase for IPB and I'm still waiting for the payment to go through. When you said IPS will happily import my database from IF to my new IPB board within 5 busines s days, what does that mean? Is that within 5 business days of my IPB purchase, or is that like how long it would take for the process to complete?
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I have a new question regarding this. I set my purchase for IPB and I'm still waiting for the payment to go through. When you said IPS will happily import my database from IF to my new IPB board within 5 busines s days, what does that mean? Is that within 5 business days of my IPB purchase, or is that like how long it would take for the process to complete?



They can import it at any time. He simply means that after you submit the ticket it will be performed within 5 business days. Note that this does not necessarily take that long, but they have a very generous expected service time to make sure the chance of missing it is low.
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They can import it at any time. He simply means that after you submit the ticket it will be performed within 5 business days. Note that this does not necessarily take that long, but they have a very generous expected service time to make sure the chance of missing it is low.




So then, once I pay IF, I'll get my previous IF board database in IPB 1.3 format, and all I have to do is open a ticket for IPS and, they'll import and change my 1.3 format to the my new 2.2 IPB board version? Would that work?
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Yes, as soon as you get your database from InvisionFree please open a ticket providing us with the link to your database. We will then import it and perfom the upgrade. As others have mentioned, it can take up to five days for us to get to your ticket;however, it is generally much faster.

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They can import it at any time. He simply means that after you submit the ticket it will be performed within 5 business days. Note that this does not necessarily take that long, but they have a very generous expected service time to make sure the chance of missing it is low.




Yes, as soon as you get your database from InvisionFree please open a ticket providing us with the link to your database. We will then import it and perfom the upgrade. As others have mentioned, it can take up to five days for us to get to your ticket;however, it is generally much faster.



Still waiting 4+ days for the transfer :unsure: My members are getting anxious and I can't tell them anything else but to be patient. :sweating: I hope my ticket wasn't lost.
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