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    I need to move my message board from one server to another. I found an option to export the entire database from my current server.

    My Questions:

    * How well does this work?
    * Are there special considerations when exporting (e.g., the board need to be down to get a complete export)?
    * Can I then take this export and import it into the new server and expect the board to fucntion as it did on the other server?

    Thanks,

    Jack

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    1. What 'option' is this exactly?
    2. You should always shut down the forums when making a backup of the database.
    3. It depends on what option you are talking about.

    Note, the recommended method to backup and restore a database is here:

    http://www.vbulletin.com/manual/movingservers.html

    And here is some more info:

    http://www.webmasterbase.com/article/678
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