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  • Import strategy for MegaBBS 2.2 to vBulletin 3.7.4

    We are looking at multiple strategies to import a MegaBBS forum to vBulletin. Our production test took 23 hours for the whole process.

    To minimize downtime, would it be possible to do this?

    Bring down the MegaBBS forum
    Make a copy of the MegaBBS forum
    Bring the MegaBBS forum back up and allow posting
    Import from the copy of the MegaBBS forum
    Once that is done, bring the live MegaBBS forum down
    Import only the new data from the live MegaBBS forum (which would only be about a day's worth)
    Bring the new vBulletin forum online

    I know IMPEX can import multiple databases. Would something like this work if we did not remove the IMPEX importid columns from the tables in the vBulletin database?

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    That won't work. Impex to my knowledge does not import the 'differences' between import 1 and new posts since then, as import 2.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Floris View Post
      That won't work. Impex to my knowledge does not import the 'differences' between import 1 and new posts since then, as import 2.
      Ok. Thanks. I guess we will have to prep for a day of downtime then.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Floris View Post
        That won't work. Impex to my knowledge does not import the 'differences' between import 1 and new posts since then, as import 2.
        Indeed, that is a differential import and isn't supported.
        I wrote ImpEx.

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