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Database Importing

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Pereira, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Pereira

    Pereira Well-Known Member

    What is the general long term/sort term impact of importing a database between different software's?

    If you were to import a database multiple times between different forums, would there be any major issues?

    As a very wild example, what could possibly arise in this case?

    mybb > phpbb > smf > vbulletin > xenforo > invision power board > xenforo
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    If the importers work properly and any minor issues related to groups, permissions, BB Code, etc. are resolved, none.
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  3. Pereira

    Pereira Well-Known Member

    That's good. :)

    I always thought moving software was like trying to move a block house to live in another country. Apart from the obvious difficulties, eventually cracks will start to appear and perhaps even the odd block might fall off along the way.

    It appears to more like packing a suitcase and just making sure you bring everything with you.

    Thanks again!
  4. taylor_smith

    taylor_smith Well-Known Member

    We went from UBB > vBulletin > XF. Our db is cleaner now than it was previously.
  5. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    phpBB > phpBB w/ WordPress Bridge > vBulletin > vBulletin w/ WordPress Bridge > vBulletin Suite > XenForo > IPB > vBulletin > XenForo

    In between this I've merged a few other sites with my own and they used

    Burning Board

    So the full import and convert will be

    phpBB > SMF > WordPress > phpBB /w WordPress > vBulletin > SMF > vBulletin w/ WordPress Bridge > myBB > vBulletin Suite > XenForo > IPB > IPB > Burning Board> vBulletin > WordPress > vBulletin Suite > XenForo

    The only issue I ever had was passwords 2 - 3x. And attachments... Things would say they imported, but I'd still end up with BB code or wrong paths to photos.

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