I've read Jake's import guide thread. Here's my situation - I have a fairly large site with 4 million posts and 150k members. I've finally got the test site (which I imported from vB) all set up and running close to the way I want it, with roughly 30 plugins installed and data imported using a few different scripts (I have a pretty heavily customized vB site). I have some select usergroups helping beta test at the moment. It took quite a while to get all of the plugins installed and configured, as well as permissions settings, theme customizations, language edits, etc. Is it really most efficient to start with a clean import on a stock XF installation in a new directory and reinstall all of the plugins and reconfigure everything? Seems to me I could save time by leaving all the files in place in the file system where I've installed the test XF site (but delete the attachments and avatars) and just use a clean db. Would that be okay, even though Jake recommends starting with a clean file system and reinstall everything? I know I can export the Style and the Language and reimport after a fresh install. Wish I could export the permissions too. I'm not looking forward to this final migration after all the time I've spent getting things ready. This is going to be a ton of work. I'm just trying to make it as efficient as I can. If I can cut out some FTP transfer time, that would be awesome.