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    How do I backup my forum, using the export using phpmyadmin so that I just get the user accounts etc.. so I can wipe and do a clean install then have my members back on the site?

    basically what fields to I select? I just want the user accounts so members can start using the forum again, but with out all the hacks and other stuff I'm installed on my forum..

    Structure and data etc?

    thanks
    Robert - Music is my caffeine!

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    You will need to backup the compete user and userfield tables at the minimum.
    Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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    • #3
      Use the data dump. If you have added hacks to the user table, then a structure dump will preserve the hacked fields which isn't what you want. Select only vBulletin fields in that table if you have added extra fields. After you wipe your database and run the install script, you can execute that sql file to restore your users. As Steve said, make sure you backup your user and userfield tables. That should work. We don't support this method though.

      It would probably be easier to use phpmyadmin to remove your database hacks. Then upload the original php files to remove your file hacks.

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      • #4
        thanks for the reply...

        now the fun is keeping users happy while I do this
        Robert - Music is my caffeine!

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