ok, do you manage this extra data via an admincp add-on?I have a similar set up (database-wise) on my existing forum.
There are the usual forum tables and about 40 extra tables with several hundred thousand records.
I didn't notice any problems, performance related or otherwise, from doing it this way.
Apologies, I should have clarified that my current set up uses phpBB (we're switching soon) so that part isn't applicable.ok, do you manage this extra data via an admincp add-on?
It would be custom add-on just for my needs - I would be able to manage the data from the second database, edit/add/delete records from the admincp etc, then be able to display that data in a xenforo page based on certain custom querieswhat do you all mean with an add-on?
Something like this: http://ragtek.org/blog/forumsoftware/vbulletin/vbulletin4-vbulletin/news-rund-um-mein-oscommerce-widget/ (just check the form^^)
A add-on doesn't make sense, because everybody needs different stuff, and a add-on which is creating a acp page with a form for the database connection is IMHO useless without the queries, etc...