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XF 1.5 Damn I goofed I think.

#1
So I think I buggered this up...

I setup Xenforo, imported all the Data from the Old vBulletin site, and spent a good 20 hours or more configuring, testing, modifying Styles etc.. and am not ready to make the 'switch over'.

From what I am reading now (Which I suppose I should have done in the first place so my bad) I cannot do a "Differential" import from the vBulleting Database, if I do an import now everything will be duplicated which I really do not want to have happen. Am I correct int his assumption? Is there a work around to only import the threads /Posts that occurred in the last five days? Or am I hooped here?


Scratch
 

Slavik

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#3
So I think I buggered this up...

I setup Xenforo, imported all the Data from the Old vBulletin site, and spent a good 20 hours or more configuring, testing, modifying Styles etc.. and am not ready to make the 'switch over'.

From what I am reading now (Which I suppose I should have done in the first place so my bad) I cannot do a "Differential" import from the vBulleting Database, if I do an import now everything will be duplicated which I really do not want to have happen. Am I correct int his assumption? Is there a work around to only import the threads /Posts that occurred in the last five days? Or am I hooped here?


Scratch
You would need to do it all from fresh.

I suggest doing a new install leaving your current test in place, so you can quickly compare the changes you made :)
 

AWS

Well-known member
#5
Default database table is called archive_import_log. If you didn't check the box in the popup at the end of the import then you didn't save the log.
 

AWS

Well-known member
#7
No that isn't it. The default option would be archive_import_log and you would have saved it at the end of the import just before the caches rebuild to finish the import.
 
#9
So I'm screwed it would seem. Damn and Blast. So as far as I can see there's not way to import a "Diff" between the old VB4 and New XF. And also I cannot simply dump the threads etc. from the current Databse leaving all my changes in place and simply import the existing VB into XF.

From what I can tell the only real option is to re-install a Fresh XF, re-do all the mods, updates and customization and go from there. That or loose the 4 or 5 days of Posts on the old VB site....

Meh, it is what it is I guess.....
 
#11
Yeah, I considered that, and a lot of other options too.

End result, I was able to Re-Import any new registrations so I did not loose Users themselves, and the posts, well they were a fatality of the Migration :) People were well aware of the move so no real big loss IMHO.....