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    Hi guys,
    quick question, I made a test import into a Forum that we probably are going to migrate from EVE into VBulletin in a week or so.

    All is good now (Thanks to Jerry for the Big Help !) , BUT im wondering, at the time of the migration, i will need to make a clean install and loose all the configuration changes ive made on the forum on these days ?

    Or can i simply run the import script again to import the users that have signed up during these days, and the posts made during these days ?
    Will the impex know if its a duplicated user, thread, post ?

    I would really love just to run impex again to update information instead of loosing all that ive done so far, we plan on going live soon, but i need to know this before hand


  • #2
    You can install impex once, and run it multiple times to do multiple imports. Just check post 7 from the sticky 'status' update. It has a .sql that you have to run after each import, so you can do another import. Don't forget to update the impexconfig.php with the new database details.


    • #3
      There is the functionality in impex to clean up a database at the top of ever page it gives you a link to Database cleanup & restart :

      From there you can ;
      • Delete Session
      • Delete Session and all imported data
      • Remove importids
      I wrote ImpEx.

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      • #4
        thanks guys ...

        ill give it a try


        • #5
          Cool Jerry, I didn't know that was in the latest version yet! Very nice to see it updated


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