MySQL to MySQLi change

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  • ScottieUK
    New Member
    • Jun 2009
    • 3
    • 3.8.x

    MySQL to MySQLi change


    I Installed VB 3.8.2 the other week, but when I set the install preferences I used MySQL rather than MySQLi because I didn't know at the time that my server was compatible.

    Since then I've added a few mods, none of which use any additional codes or installed aps, so it's still pretty much untouched.

    I installed VB 3.8.3 today with no trouble at all.

    I no wish to change it to use MySQYi.

    Can I just close the forum, edit the config.php and change the switch to MySQLi then re-open the forum?

    Or do I have to back-up the database, re-install VB 3.8.3 form scratch remembering to choose and set the MySQLi options, then import the back-up or something.

    I don't want to lose any of the data in my database.

    Sorry if this is a really silly question, bare with me though as i've only been at it for 6 days!
  • Zachery
    Former vBulletin Support
    • Jul 2002
    • 59097

    Yes you can just change mysql to mysqli.


    • Floris
      Senior Member
      • Dec 2001
      • 37767


      Additional info on MySQLi + vBulletin.


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