I just bought XenForo about a week ago, but haven't had a chance to play with it in any great detail as I'm having a nightmare trying to copy my current PunBB forum from my live domain to my personal domain (which I plan to use for testing).
1) XenForo is currently installed and running fine on domain2.com
2) I have a PunBB forum on domain1.com, which is my main, live domain & has been running the installed PunBB forum for years. Not massive, but not tiny either - 1349 users, 125486 posts, etc.
3) I want to copy my PunBB forum from domain1.com to domain2.com, so I can then run the XenForo PunBB Importer, hope it works, and start work migrating in earnest!
Has anyone done a similar thing and got any advice? Both domains are with the same hosting company, which I guess helps.
I thought it would be a simple case of using phpMyAdmin to export the live database to a .SQL file, then import that into a database on domain2.com, but alas that doesn't seem to be the case.
I can export the database from the live site on domain1.com just fine, which results in a ~24MB gzipped file. I can't get this to import into domain2.com via phpMyAdmin at all, though! It seems to upload fine, but then the browser just seems to hang. I have tried it twice now - the first time, it didn't work at all, but the second time it partially worked (as in, I ended up with a db with 50 tables instead of 55, and it was less than half the size [in MB] than it should be).
As I say, has anyone done something similar and can offer any advice? I really want to get my forum moved to XenForo asap