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  • Moving forum database from one server to another.

    I am currently running vb 3.8.8 with millions of posts. My current server will not run vb 5.1.1, so I am moving to a new server.

    Once I install 5.1.1 how do I move the 3.8.8 database over? Do I first have to install 3.8.8 on the new server, move the database, then upgrade to 5.1.1, or a way I can move them right over?

    Also, can this be installed in advance? Using IP address instead of URL, before I switch the domain to a new host.

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    I would suggest making sure the 3.8.8 site works correctly on the new server (test posts and attachments and most pages) before upgrading. You want to make sure that you don't end up with server move problems when you do the upgrade.

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