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    I am currently switching hosts. My question is can I use impex to import the forums, users, threads & posts from my old mysql server to my new one? Also I have some extra junk in my mysql database that I would like to get rid of which is why I would like to use impex because I believe it only fetches the above data not the whole database.

    The vbulletin version on both is 3.5.3 will impex work for this?
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  • #2
    Yes, you can. However this will change all your existing user, post, thread and forum ID numbers.
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    • #3
      that's fine I don't have anything hardcoded that depends on having the same id numbers. Thanks for the help.
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      • #4
        Maybe you don't have anything hardcoded, but be aware that any links inside posts that are referring to other posts/threads/userprofiles/attachmentids on your board, will also link to the old id's.

        In most cases it would preferable to manually clean your database.
        Want to take your board beyond the standard vBulletin features?
        Visit the official Member to Member support site for vBulletin Modifications:


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