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  • Steve Machol
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    Originally posted by vbscott View Post
    I did confer with my host and they wanted $200.00 to make a copy of the forum and then migrate it after we pruned it. I did not find this reasonable. What do you think?

    Scott
    That is beyond unreasonable.

    You can try posting in the 'Requests for Paid Services' forum at vbulletin.org for help with this.

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  • vbscott
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    Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
    1. That is because you do not have the correct db info in config.php.

    2. In order for the import to work both databases will need to be on the same server.
    Thanks Steve, I am sure this will help.

    Scott

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  • vbscott
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    Originally posted by Baba Wawa View Post
    I believe that there are people who would perform this service for you, for a reasonable price.

    Can anyone confirm that??
    I did confer with my host and they wanted $200.00 to make a copy of the forum and then migrate it after we pruned it. I did not find this reasonable. What do you think?

    Scott

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  • Steve Machol
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    1. That is because you do not have the correct db info in config.php.

    2. In order for the import to work both databases will need to be on the same server.

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  • vbscott
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    Steve, this is Natalie's present question, I have directed her to this thread.

    Thanks. Scott


    k9diabetes [IMG]


    I have uploaded the files but it's having trouble accessing the source forum, I believe because they are on different ISPs. I think that I could installl vBulletin again on URLJet and then they would be local with each other.

    Natalie


    Re: Import process discussion

    I say yeah, go ahead and continue the discussion while I see if I can accomplish an import on the practice systems.

    It will be a lot easier if they are all on the same server so I'm transferring the practice copy of my forum (with Cushings forum content only) over to the URLJet server now.

    Will do a quick vBulletin installation and import the copy of the K9D forum that contains Cushings posts only to that and it will then be the source for the import.

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  • Baba Wawa
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    I believe that there are people who would perform this service for you, for a reasonable price.

    Can anyone confirm that??

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  • Steve Machol
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    Not sure what you are asking but please read the online Impex import instructions here:

    http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/impex

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  • vbscott
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    Steve, I have just received this message from the owner of the other forum, would you please comment. Scott

    k9diabetes
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    Join Date: Apr 2009
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    Re: Import process discussion
    I already have a practice version of my forum and yours set up... but I do not know how to "merge" them.

    Not sure if this is the same as the ImpExp function... I guess it is.

    The practice forums are at:

    http://www.k9diabetes.com/practice

    and

    http://www.k9cushings.com/practice

    They are currently closed just so no one finds them and posts to them.

    As Steve or someone mentioned, timeouts were a problem with my forum importing it via PHPAdmin. Not saving it but restoring it. But eventually I succeeded.

    I can prune everything else out of my practice forum and try the ImpEx function and see what happens. What concerned me yesterday was what would happen to individual board settings, etc.

    Natalie

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  • vbscott
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    Steve,

    Thanks so much for the advice. The owner of the other forum is better versed in vB than I and I am hoping with your comments and links we can make it work.

    Thanks again. Scott

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  • Steve Machol
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    No sorry, that is not a service we provide at the moment.

    Note: The only consistently reliable method of backing up and restoring a database is with shell access via telnet or ssh. This is because backing up with a PHP script like that in the Admin CP or phpMyAdmin can result in PHP timeout errors and an incomplete backup file.

    Please see the instructions here:

    Backup:
    http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/m...nce_ssh_backup

    Restore:
    http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/m...ce_ssh_restore

    If you don't have telnet or SSH access, some people have reported success with these scripts:

    MySQLDumper:
    http://www.mysqldumper.de/en/index.php

    MySQLHotxcopy:
    http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...t=mysqlhotcopy

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  • vbscott
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    Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
    Upload the vB files for that version to a new password-protected directory. Then backup and restore the database to a new db and edit the config.php file to point to that db.

    If we are unable to figure this out is this a service which vB can provide to us for a fee?

    Scott

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  • Steve Machol
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    Upload the vB files for that version to a new password-protected directory. Then backup and restore the database to a new db and edit the config.php file to point to that db.

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  • vbscott
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    Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
    Yep, that would work.
    How do we go about duplicating the board which has the forum we are seeking to migrate, can this be done on a local computer or does it have to be done from the server for that board.

    Scott

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  • Steve Machol
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    Yep, that would work.

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  • vbscott
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    Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
    If I understand you correctly, they are right. There is no option to import just some data. You would either have to import all the data, then remove what you don't want, or remove the extra data first then import.

    Thanks Steve,

    Could we make a copy of the board where the forum exists which we want to migrate, delete all but the particular forum we want and then migrate? So as not to disturb the board which has the particular forum we are seeking.

    Scott

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