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    Hi there

    Im new to this forum and own my own website. On my website we have a forum (not v bulletin) anyway long story short -

    I am thinking and 95% sure I will be purchasing the v bulletin board from here so i can install on my website/ftp,

    The help I need is the following -

    If I do purchase a v bulletin board obviously I dont want to lose all my old members from my old forum as well as all the topics/posts there.

    My host said he will give me the following -

    "I can supply you with the MySQL"

    He says the MySQL holds the members and posts etc If I obtain this would it be something I can incorporate into the v bulletin board software??

    I.e. is there a convertor or anything that i can use MySQL into the v bulletin board software.

    Any help would be appreciated as of course I would like to purchase the v bulletin board asap but obviously need to know if this will work as other wise i have to start a forum from fresh which is something I dont want to do!

  • #2
    What forum software are you currently using?

    We have an import tool, ImpEx, that can import data from over 60 different boards. See here for more information.


    • #3
      The forum software im using at the moment is -

      SMF -> Simple Machines Forum

      i want to use vb board, will the MySQL file work with vb?


      • #4
        Here's the current status of what can be imported from SMF,

        You use ImpEx to copy the data from your existing SMF database to the new vBulletin database.


        • #5
          Sorry to be a pain im using SMF 1.0.6

          Any idea if this will still be able to work with vb board, it says 1.1 x on that link you gave but surely anything below 1.1 x will work?

          any help still appreciated!

          sorry to be pushy but i did want to purchase the vb board today before i go gfs in like 1 hour.

          thanks again


          • #6
            The importer should work fine. It's been tested on version 1.0.2 of SMF.


            • #7
              Thanks for all your help its been very much appreciated!

              From this I will purchase the vb board,

              thanks again



              • #8
                Glad we could help


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