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Converting vBulletin 4.2.1 to XF

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by RaptureForums, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. RaptureForums

    RaptureForums Member

    Hi,
    I am thinking of switching from vbulletin 4.2.1 to XF and would need the professional installation option. Does the professional installation option ($50) include importing and converting vbulletin 4 into the latest version of XF?

    Thank you for your help.
     
  2. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    No.
     
  3. ibrian

    ibrian Active Member

    For an import, there are members here who can offer that as a private service - @Jake Bunce and @Slavik come to mind as two developers who can do that.
     
  4. Claudio

    Claudio Well-Known Member

    We also offer import services, check my signature for more information.
     
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  5. Dan Hawkins

    Dan Hawkins Active Member

    Definitely recommend @Claudio - he did my vb to XF migration :)
     
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  6. Robust

    Robust Well-Known Member

  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Importers have always been available.

    The pre-sales FAQ in my signature lists the current ones.
     
  8. ibrian

    ibrian Active Member

    Yes - but there are many reasons why an import might seem daunting - big forums, custom addons, redirects.

    All of which - if not handled well - could see your site lose functionality, users lose features, and even potential data loss.

    Additionally, while the xenforo importer is welcome, it does take a while to process a large database - but using the command line importer addon, which may be faster, may also be beyond many admins.

    That being said, the xenforo support has been amazing. Forum support questions are usually answered in hours, even minutes. I remember a certain other forum site where response time could be measured in days.
     
  9. Robust

    Robust Well-Known Member

    Where is this command line importer found?
     
  10. Ridemonkey

    Ridemonkey Well-Known Member

    https://xenforo.com/community/resources/vbulletin-big-board-importer-vbulletin-3-vbulletin-4.1981/

    Can't recommend it enough. My site has 3m posts, ~150k attachments, 80k users. With a bunch of prep work and running the incremental attachment importer ahead of time, my total downtime was about an hour. I ran a few test imports ahead of time and cleared out some broken attachments, a couple usergroup problems, etc.

    The overall migration was a pretty huge undertaking but the actual data import ended up being a piece of cake thanks that that importer.
     

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