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    I have been working on a fresh install 3.6.3 vBulletin

    I know Impex kan import Users/forum/Treads/Posts from the old db 3.5.4

    However my concern is the import.
    The old db is quite large and i`m afraid of timeout, is this any problem ?
    Treads: 5.894, Posts: 52.928,

    And one more thing do i need to uppdate the old forum 3.5.4 to 3.6.3 ?

    Locking forward to start off with a "clean" db

    And is it a must that db is on the same server ?

  • #2
    << Move to Import System forum >>

    50.000 posts is not really considered as large. Depending on your server you should not have any problems.

    And one more thing do i need to uppdate the old forum 3.5.4 to 3.6.3 ?
    No
    And is it a must that db is on the same server ?
    It is a must that ImpEx can connect to your source database. Since most servers are configured to not allow external connections to MySQL it is most likely that importing from an external server will fail.

    Also for speed considerations it is adviced to make a local copy of the source database to use with ImpEx.
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    • #3
      So a full dump of existing db and upload on the server where i bulid the page and then run Import.

      Can it be the same database i use for building just use other prefix ?

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      • #4
        You could use the same database with a different prefix, but i would advise to temporary create a seperate database for it.
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        • #5
          Great will try out tonight.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by JonV View Post
            The old db is quite large and i`m afraid of timeout, is this any problem ?
            Treads: 5.894, Posts: 52.928
            On some of the boards with millions of posts I do 50,000 per page

            You'll just have to experiment and see what works on your server
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            • #7
              i`m now trying to use impex.
              Have goten the db to my other server where i build my new page.

              However i get this error when cheking the db

              Possiablly custom tables or incorrect prefix :
              vb3Attachments NOT found.
              vb3Conferences NOT found.
              vb3Conferences_Forums NOT found.
              vb3Forums NOT found.
              vb3Forums_Groups_Rights NOT found.
              vb3Messages NOT found.
              vb3Messages_Archived NOT found.
              vb3Threads NOT found.
              vb3Threads_Archived NOT found.
              vb3Threads_NotificationRequests NOT found.

              But this strings is not inn the old db

              Any tips here ?

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              • #8
                Fixed....

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JonV View Post
                  Fixed....
                  Target and source the wrong way around ?
                  I wrote ImpEx.

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                  • #10
                    Chose the wrong importer

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                    • #11
                      Now i have with sucsess imported Users/posts/forums and so on.

                      During this time new members have joind the site and new posts made.

                      Is it any easy way of importing the changes and not start from the top ?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by JonV View Post
                        Now i have with sucsess imported Users/posts/forums and so on.

                        During this time new members have joind the site and new posts made.

                        Is it any easy way of importing the changes and not start from the top ?
                        That’s a differential import, and that isn't supported.

                        You have to do the whole import again, count everything up to now as a test.
                        I wrote ImpEx.

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                        • #13
                          You're better off Upgrading instead of Importing. Importing will cause all your Thread IDs and Member IDs to change, causing any existing links to your site (and search engine results) to be broken.
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                          • #14
                            Ok Dropping ALL tables and will Asume i have testdrived an new install
                            The forum/ Users / Posts +++ All is functioning 100%

                            So will Lock down the forum when Final.

                            Learnd my leason this time

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