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  • Impex will it work? vb3.8 to vb3.8 deleted forum

    hope someone can help! I accidentally deleted a particular forum on my vbulletin boards. here is what i have to work with:

    current database up and running

    old database sitting pretty in my cpanel not currently connected to anything, left over from a host upgrade-this database contains the forum I deleted less a few months when I created the new database that is currently running.

    I just want that deleted forum post, threads and attachments (attachments were save in database not file system) from the old database imported to the current database, do i have a fighting chance with Impex?

    Thanks in advanced!

  • #2
    No , Impex can't help
    you need to do the job manually


    • #3
      Can you explain why it will not help and please, how can I do this manually?

      thank you


      • #4
        Can anyone else shed light on this matter?


        • #5
          Try this:

          - backup current database (in case this doesn't work and you need to restore!)
          - create new folder and upload vBulletin files to this
          - edit config.php to point to the old database
          - delete every other forum retaining only the one you want to import
          - then run Impex

          Note that any links you previously had to posts, threads in that forum will still be invalid as they'll have new post/thread IDs. I can't guarantee it's success though
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