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XF 1.3 Can't import database from vBulletin to Xenforo

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by 1BJK903, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. 1BJK903

    1BJK903 Active Member

    Can someone help me out please? I don't know why I get the error...

    In my config file on the live site (vBulletin 3.6.3), I have this:

    server: localhost
    port: 3306
    database username: [mydatabaseusername]
    database name: [mydatabasename]
    database password: [mydatabasepassword]
    charset: utf8

    And I fill these in on my Xenforo forum importer vBulletin 3.6... but I get this error:
    Access denied for user '[mydatabaseusername]'@'localhost' (using password: YES)

    Why is this happening? I mean, I filled all credentials correctly. I even tried modifying the password, but that did not help as well.

    Is it because I am using Wamp?
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Presumably you are trying to import the vB install which is on the same server?

    You're not trying to import from your PC/localhost are you?
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  3. SchmitzIT

    SchmitzIT Well-Known Member

    If you're trying to import from 1 server to another, "localhost" will not work. Localhost is basically an alias to the server you currently are on.

    Depenidng on how your host has set things up, you can try replacing the "localhost" value with the url of the site you are trying to import. If that won't work, you need to try and figure out either the IP or the full address of the mySQL server your vB Database is running on.
  4. 1BJK903

    1BJK903 Active Member


    So because the live site is on localhost (not local) and my Xenforo build is on localhost (Wamp), it won't work? So I have to go 'live' with my Xenforo forum, put in a domain, and try again?
  5. 1BJK903

    1BJK903 Active Member

    My site is live (vBulletin). Xenforo is locally working. No I am trying to import TO my PC/Localhost.
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  7. SchmitzIT

    SchmitzIT Well-Known Member

    Hmm? I've pulled live vB fora to my localhost. Why would it not be possible?
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  8. 1BJK903

    1BJK903 Active Member

    Yeah, why not actually?
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Well it is possible but we generally recommend it's done from the same server as it is fraught with issues and problems.
    Most of the time people have attempted remote imports, they usually end up doing it from the same server.

    So to save time and frustration I take that approach from the start.
  10. SchmitzIT

    SchmitzIT Well-Known Member

    Right there, Brogan confirmed our ninja skills ;-)

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