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  • Question about import

    I think I am finally ready to try to do an import, but have a few
    questions after reading the instructions.

    Background:
    My existing forum is Snitz, using a MS SQL db, hosted on a Windows server.
    My new VBulletin forum/MySQL db is hosted at a different company on a
    Linux server.

    I have a backup of my MS SQL db and forum. Am I safe to try the
    import from my live site (with the forum locked for posting)? I can't
    figure out how I would get a test version on the same server since
    they are hosted in different places and have different requirements
    (Windows/Linux)

    Also, this stood out to me in the instructions:

    Enter the type of database here, usually this is mysql. If you are
    importing from a MS-SQL database, you will need MS-SQL support in PHP.
    http://www.php.net/manual/en/ref.mssql.php

    Will I need to do something with this? A little scary because I went
    to that page and it all looked like Greek to me.

    Any advice is greatly appreciated!

  • #2
    I dunno, I'm going to import from Access (via MySQL). But be advised the importer doesn't import passwords or many tags.

    You should certainly try the import once or twice before the live switch. I've done it twice now and am still nervous. I'd love for my users to not all have to retrieve new passwords.

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