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    Is it possible at all to run both 2.3.3 and 3.0.0b7 on the same database?

    I'm currently running 3.0.0b7 and am considering changing to 2.3.3 because I want to install the store hack which is only available for vb 2.x.x

    I have uploaded 2.3.3 as a test board but when I went to run the instal script it wanted to delete everything out of my database.

    As an idea (probably not possible though) could I somehow put a prefix on my current db tables then it doesn't delete them?

    I'm quite new to vB so sorry if this is a silly and impossible question.

    All help gratefully appreciated.

    Kerry-Anne :)

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  • #2
    Yes, but this would require two licenses and two separate forums of course. You can't have2.3.3 file using the 3.0 db tables and vice versa.
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    • #3
      you can install them both in the same database, though it's not advisable as it can cause some serious strain issues, but since you're only using one as a test forum, it should be okay.

      to do them both in the same database, you will have to reinstall 3.0 making sure to specify a table prefix in the /includes/config.php file. Without doing that, you cannot install them both on the same database.

      Please be sure to read the license agreement regardingt he terms of running a test copy in addition to your live copy.


      • #4
        The store hack will probably be released for vB3 soon, I'd imagine.
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        • #5
          In that case I think I'm gonna just hang on a while.
          Kerry-Anne :)

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