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Downtime for import

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by tmb, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. tmb

    tmb Active Member

    I was wondering how much downtime I would expect while importing? I have 10k members, 80k topics, and 3.5 mill posts to import. Want to start planning for this process so hoping someone can ballpark it. Thanks.
     
  2. TNCclubman

    TNCclubman Well-Known Member

    import it into a different folder. No downtime.

    example

    yoursite.com/board (vB)
    yoursite.com/forum (xF)
     
  3. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The posts will take the longest.

    This post has some numbers for you. You can use those numbers to approximate how long your import will take.
     
  4. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

  5. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    It's all about the database and not the folder :)
     
  6. TNCclubman

    TNCclubman Well-Known Member

    What I meant to say, is it could take a day to do the import, but if xF resides in a different folder, the original vB isnt affected. (but its probably better to turn it off, or do the import on a clone of the database, then you can have your site have no downtime, and just lose the days posts when you make the switch. Whatever you prefer)
     

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