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  • [Suite] I upgraded forum to suite. What would be the best way to transfer??

    Hello everyone. I just upgrade my license to the suite and was wondering how I could go about transferring my forums posts and users. (there are not many users) I have wordpress on my site and forum in the /forum subfolder. I'm going to delete the wordpress install and install the suite on the main site so I want the forum not to lose it's posts.
    Can I just backup the database or just delete the whole site except the database and use the same database when I do the new install? Also how is all this going to affect my styles? can I transfer those or will that be on the DB file?

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks in advance,
    Rob
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  • #2
    the best way for me to upgrade from version 3.8 to 4.x suite:
    1. Backup Database
    2. Copy forum in another directory.
    3. new database which puts backup.
    4. delete all files and directories except those with attachments, sigpics, avatars etc.
    5. upload files from version 4.
    6. configure config.php.
    7. Redirect domain to the new folder.
    8. Start upgrade.

    including reindex.
    update counters.
    attachments, avatars, post counter - etc.

    domain.com - go to - index.php
    forum.domain.com - forum.php
    born to fish forced to work

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    • #3
      Alternatively, you can keep the forums where they are, upgrade them then follow this thread afterwards on how to have your CMS in the root directory with the forums in the existing sub-directory:

      http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...n-subdirectory

      This way, all existing links to your forums will remain intact withough the need to create redirects etc.
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      • #4
        thanks guys.
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