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Forumer to XenForo Import (Manual import option?)

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by tbasket, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. tbasket

    tbasket New Member

    We currently have a massive forum with years of posts hosted on Forumer. We are looking at options to move somewhere where we have more control and a paid server for downtime accountability. Forumer does not allow you access to database to get a DB copy. However I have written a tool that parses the entire board page by page and can output any way I want with all the data needed (post id, user name, timestamp, content, signature, etc...).

    Without purchasing I can't tell what your database schema is like or if it's possible to do some kind of manual database inserting to import all our posts. So is that something that is possible?

  2. Matthew2D

    Matthew2D Well-Known Member

    It's certainly possible, I just don't know how. You might ask Naatan. He might be able to help you.
  3. MagnusB

    MagnusB Well-Known Member

  4. tbasket

    tbasket New Member

    Thanks guys, I am trying this out. So it looks like the simplest path to go down is use that already built crawler in MagnusB's link to convert to phpbb2, run phpbb3's conversion from phpbb2, then import to xenforo from phpbb3. Does anyone know if it's possible that Xenforo can import phpbb2 without issue (I only see phpbb3 on the import option)?
  5. Nudaii

    Nudaii Well-Known Member

    I believe xenforo import from phpbb3 , as phpbb2 had been long dead "officially" by the time Xenforo came out

    so the path of crawler > phpbb2 > phpbb3 > xenforo
  6. MagnusB

    MagnusB Well-Known Member

    The crawler should import to phpBB3:

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