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  • Is it possible to use a 3.6 SQL backup for a new VB5 installation?

    I currently had 3.6 (site was hacked) and I have a backup off the SQL database of all my members, posts, etc. Is it possible for me to use this same SQL backup and import all of the data in to a new VB5 install? I dont want to lose my members, posts, etc.

    Thanks



  • #2
    You'd restore the backup, upgrade to vBulletin 4.2, then upgrade.

    You can not just import it into an already existing installation. You can upgrade.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Zachery View Post
      You'd restore the backup, upgrade to vBulletin 4.2, then upgrade. You can not just import it into an already existing installation. You can upgrade.
      Ok thank you, just wanted to make sure it was a possibility before I made the purchase.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Zachery View Post
        You'd restore the backup, upgrade to vBulletin 4.2, then upgrade. You can not just import it into an already existing installation. You can upgrade.
        I should state. I currently dont have an existing vBulletin running. I do have the files (php, js, css, etc) for 3.6. Is is possible to reinstate my vBulletin by just re-uploading the files to my server? I feel like im missing something here. Thanks.

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        • #5
          You may download the files for your version and point the config.php file to the existing database. If you aren't sure exactly what version of 3.6 your were running, be sure to run the upgrade.php script after uploading the files.

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