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Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by DRE, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    If I have a xenforo installation and I delete the forum but leave the database intact, when uploading the software again and connecting to the same user and database will I get those old threads back?
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You can install the software and import the backed-up database over the new one.

    Any avatars and attachments will need to be copied from the old server directories to the new ones.
  3. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    So importing the backed up database is given in the list of options when installing the software?
  4. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Sorry for the dumb repetitive questions I'm just trying to make sure.
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member


    Install the software as normal.
    Then import the backup using phpMyAdmin.
  6. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Uh. Okay what if I backed up the site to before I deleted it.

    Before I deleted it it was xf beta 1.1.03

    So if I bring it back although its on another license, can I upgrade it to xf beta 1.104 using the software from the new license?
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You will need to import into the same version, just in case of database schema changes.

    Although I don't think there have been any between beta 3 and 4.
  8. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    What I meant is if I bring back the old installation, which is on Beta 3, I wouldn't have to do anything different. It's working fine, BUT it's on another license.

    I don't know how to change the license in xenforo. So instead of changing the license, use the new license I bought when upgrading it to Beta 4?
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, that will be fine.
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  10. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member


  11. Floris

    Floris Guest

    MySQL Server:

    - Database_A
    - Database_B

    If Db_A already has XenForo running, export it. Then import it into an empty database, like Db_B, and copy the files you're using for that instance to another directory or account where you want to use a second xenforo license. Then point the config.php of this copy to Database_B

    You have now mirrored your xenforo instance.

    You run two instances, and therefor will need two licenses.

    You can login and delete threads and users and forums on Db_B, and they won't be deleted from Db_A.

    I hope that explains the logic behind multiple instances, mirrored instances, ..

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