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Does vBulletin require its own database?

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  • Does vBulletin require its own database?

    The intranet I am currently working on is a database driven site using mySQL, PHP, and the Mojavi MVC framework (

    Considering that our mySQL database has extensive information already in it, can I have vBulletin use this database too? Or does it have to be a new empty database? I've looked through the Technical Documents on the site, but could not find the specific information.

    Thank you.

  • #2
    It's preferably to use a separate MySQL database but you can add the vB tables to an existing database by using the table prefix option in vB3 to make these table names unique.
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    • #3
      Steve is right, it is (always) adviced to use a seperate database for each project you have running. One MySQL setup can run multiple databases. From version 3 on it is optional to set a table prefix in the config.php file. (This would be the one and only setting!)


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