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    I've had someone look into my database b/c I was getting high loads for no apparent reason and they said some of the tables were a bit screwed up. We tried to do a fresh install and move over the users, threads/replies, and forums over but we kept getting db errors:
    Code:
    <!--
    Database error in vBulletin 3.6.8:
    
    Invalid SQL:
    
    SELECT
    user.username, (user.options &amp; 512) AS invisible, user.usergroupid,
    session.userid, session.inforum, session.lastactivity,
    IF(displaygroupid=0, user.usergroupid, displaygroupid) AS displaygroupid, infractiongroupid
    FROM session AS session
    LEFT JOIN user AS user ON(user.userid = session.userid)
    WHERE session.lastactivity &gt; 1188406362
    ORDER BY username ASC;
    
    MySQL Error : Unknown column 'infractiongroupid' in 'field list'
    Error Number : 1054
    Date : Wednesday, August 29th 2007 @ 12:07:42 PM
    Script : http://www.***.com/forums2/
    Referrer : http://www.***.com/forums2/
    IP Address : ***
    Username : Unregistered
    Classname : vb_database
    -->
    Before we tried to move the tables over, we first uninstalled all of the mods I had installed. The fresh install didn't have any mods either.

    I just want to make sure everything is running tiptop so is there any reason as to what is causing this or is the a solution on how move users/usergroups, threads, and forum categories over? I really could care less about anything else such as infractions (since I see that mentioned in the error).

    More information on my situation; I had originally converted from IPB to vB, so I'm assuming that some of the problems with my tables may lie there.


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    You can't just move certain tables over. The only way to do this is by importing the old data with Impex.

    Note: This will change all your existing user, post, thread and forum ID numbers.
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