XF 1.4 Can i split my Xenforo based forum into two different forums

DFI

Active member
#1
Hi,

I am currently having a Xenforo based Forum and now i am planning to move some of its section/forums to a different domain with another Xenforo License.

Can this be done self or through Import option ?
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#3
The importer won't allow you to selectively choose which forums to import so you will either need to make a copy of the forum you are importing from and delete any unwanted content, or import the whole site and delete the unwanted content afterwards.
 

DFI

Active member
#4
The importer won't allow you to selectively choose which forums to import so you will either need to make a copy of the forum you are importing from and delete any unwanted content, or import the whole site and delete the unwanted content afterwards.
This would be also be a good alternative. And just to ask as precaution.

In anycase importing data from existing to new forum won't effect the existing forum. Right ?
 

RobParker

Well-known member
#6
Why would you use the importer for this? Would you not simply make a copy of the database and point the new forum to it (obviously making sure you had purchased a second license, etc). Once you have two databases, you'd then delete via the front end the content from each one that you only wanted on the other.

Have I oversimplified that somehow?
 

DFI

Active member
#7
Why would you use the importer for this? Would you not simply make a copy of the database and point the new forum to it (obviously making sure you had purchased a second license, etc). Once you have two databases, you'd then delete via the front end the content from each one that you only wanted on the other.

Have I oversimplified that somehow?
Thanks. Reason i am hesitating to make a copy because then many unwanted things would also get imported which may make a clean Xenforo unclean.

Even if i kept on deleting non-required data, there would be many residue left which i am trying to avoid.
 

EQnoble

Well-known member
#8
Thanks. Reason i am hesitating to make a copy because then many unwanted things would also get imported which may make a clean Xenforo unclean.

Even if i kept on deleting non-required data, there would be many residue left which i am trying to avoid.
Well I suppose you could make the xf instance copy, delete the stuff you don't want from copy 2, then import that copy into a clean install without retaining content IDs and you should achieve pretty close to what I think you are looking to do.

Haven't thought about it before 2 seconds ago but without thinking much (I am good at that) I would guess that it will scrub as much of the residue away that is possible without re-entering all of your content manually.
 

DFI

Active member
#9
Well I suppose you could make the xf instance copy, delete the stuff you don't want from copy 2, then import that copy into a clean install without retaining content IDs and you should achieve pretty close to what I think you are looking to do.

Haven't thought about it before 2 seconds ago but without thinking much (I am good at that) I would guess that it will scrub as much of the residue away that is possible without re-entering all of your content manually.

Looks a better idea to try. Thanks. Will proceed and give it a try to see the output.
 
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