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  • How can I do this properly?

    I am planning to move to a new host in a few days.

    I would like to install vB on the new host and configure it with a new style template. When I am ready to go live on the new host, I would like to copy my db over from the old host.

    If I import the whole db though, I will lose all my template setting though, etc...

    How can I dump *just* the users, posts, threads, pm's, etc? Everything except for the look and feel of the forum?

    Hope this makes sense?

  • #2
    Should I just back up everything except:



    • #3

      1. backup and move forum to new host =>

      2. once moved over, create a new style/template set for forum... which you will use for the new style/templates you want.. once you have the templates for the new style done... just change the default style properties to point to the new style/template/replacement set
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      • #4
        Is it possible to do it at all how I mentioned above?

        I'd really like to work with a fresh install and then just import everything in...

        Can this be done?


        • #5
          The best and easiest way to do this is as eva2000 suggested. You can always delete the template sets you don't want after the transfer and upgrade.
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