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XF 1.3 Converting from vB 3.8 to XF 1.3

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by Chimpie, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. Chimpie

    Chimpie Well-Known Member

    Does this make sense?

    Our forum, which is on vB 3.8, currently sits in the root directory. We are ready to make the move over to XF 1.3. Once the move is complete, we want to keep the vB version on the server for a bit, hidden and password protected in case we need to reference something.

    I think it would be best to move the vB forum to a different directory, install XF, import the database, and then start customizing and tweaking features while being live.

    Another option I would assume would work, is that we move vB to a different directory and keep it live. Then install XF in the root directory, import the database, tweak and customize, then when we're ready to go live, import the database again to update users and posts (is that even possible?), and then ... well, be live.

  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Install XF in a directory.

    Close the vB forum and leave it where it is.

    Do the import.

    If all goes well, move the vB installation to a directory and move the XF installation to the root.

    You can't do incremental imports with the default importer.
    This thread explains the process for doing test and then final imports: http://xenforo.com/community/threads/importing-guidelines.25325/
    slinky123 and Chimpie like this.

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