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Using ImpEx for archiving?

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  • Using ImpEx for archiving?

    I'm looking at trimming back some of our forums. I was wondering if it was possible to use ImpEx to move posts only from certain forum areas to a second archive-only (read-only) forum.

    What we normally do is move our posts over six months old to "archive" forum areas, which are set up for read-only. (No new posts or threads, IOW.) That way, we don't have to individually lock hundreds of threads at a time, and we always encourage members to start new threads since, a lot of times, the thread content is stale and out of date. With this in mind, I was wondering if ImpEx allowed you to export posts only from specific forum areas, and then safely import them into a separate vB forum system (separate database) where they would be held read-only.

    I know, I could set up ImpEx myself and play around with it, but
    with my occasional "senior moments", I don't want to risk anything or make a wrong choice while I'm "just testing".

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    impex is not for archive. It doesn't remove posts. and it is an all or nothing import.


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