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    I have upgraded from 3.07 to the latest 3.50, somewhere along the way the forums have become messed up after the upgrade, I was told it may be down to some of the mods/hacks that I had installed, anyway before I upgraded I did a database back-up, my question is; can I completely remove the forums like a format if you like, re-install vb then re-upload the database.

    Martyn

  • #2
    No, you can't.

    What you CAN do is this:

    Restore the database into a new database. No need to install any files.

    Make yet another new database, and now install vBulletin 3.5.2 fresh, using this new database.

    Then install impex on top of it. And point the impex config file to the old database (for source).

    Impex the forums, members, threads and posts, etc.

    And you're done.

    http://www.vBulletin.com/docs/html/impex

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    • #3
      Seems a difficult route to follow, what if I just remove all the vb stuff from my ISP, re-install using vb 3.07 and import my DB, then upgrade, or is the impex route a better one to follow

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      • #4
        OK I'm goind down the impex route, at this point I have a question with regards the impexconfig file, I have new created a database and imported my old one to it, now I need to know what to put in the following as its confusing me a little, I have not uploading impex to my server as yet

        PHP Code:
        # If impex is installed in vBulletin you can ignore the target details
        # as includes/config.php
        $impexconfig['target']['databasetype'] = 'mysql';
        $impexconfig['target']['server'] = 'localhost';
        $impexconfig['target']['user'] = 'username';
        $impexconfig['target']['password'] = 'password';
        $impexconfig['target']['database'] = 'vbulletin_forum';
        $impexconfig['target']['tableprefix'] = '';
         
        # If the system that is being imported from uses a database,
        # enter the details for it here and set 'sourceexists' to TRUE.
        # If the source data is NOT stored in a database, set 'sourceexists' to FALSE
        $impexconfig['sourceexists'] = false;
        # mysql / mssql
        $impexconfig['source']['databasetype'] = 'mysql';
        $impexconfig['source']['server'] = 'localhost';
        $impexconfig['source']['user'] = 'username';
        $impexconfig['source']['password'] = 'password';
        $impexconfig['source']['database'] = 'source';
        $impexconfig['source']['tableprefix'] = ''
        Thanks

        Martyn

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        • #5
          I have started using impex now and the first few modules went well, now twice it has stopped in the same place, importing posts from 35700 to 35850, how do I get around this problem and do I need to raise a ticket?

          Martyn

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          • #6
            $impexconfig['sourceexists'] = false;

            vBulletin is MySQL powered, and that means false should be true

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            • #7
              Cheers Floris, I did change that earlier in the day, I now have a ticlet raised

              Martyn

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