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XF 1.1 Help me.Error vB4 Importer.

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by nguyenhuuhung, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. nguyenhuuhung

    nguyenhuuhung Active Member

    Hello everyone.

    This is my first post. I live in Vietnam so I don't write well English.I hope you will understand.

    I use vB4 Importer.Convert database from vBulletin to Xenforo

    Steps: Import Users.

    I encountered errors


    Please help me fix this


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  2. nguyenhuuhung

    nguyenhuuhung Active Member

  3. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Sounds like you chose to maintain IDs while you had data in the install. You will need to do a fresh install and restart the import with the correct settings. If you're maintaining the IDs, you can't add ANY data.
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  4. nguyenhuuhung

    nguyenhuuhung Active Member

    Thanks you.
    IDs???I don't know it.
  5. NixFifty

    NixFifty Well-Known Member

    He means database IDs.
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  6. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    IDs are Identification numbers, it internally refers to something. This thread is ID #54,873. But if it were imported into another forum, it may become ID #50,000 depending on how many threads are deleted. If you choose to keep IDs, you cannot have anything in your install, since IDs will already be utilized and cannot be reused again.
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  7. nguyenhuuhung

    nguyenhuuhung Active Member

    Yes.I chose"Retain imported content IDs" when I Run vb4 importer

    What do I do now??
    I want to keep IDs.
    Please help me in detail.!!!
  8. NixFifty

    NixFifty Well-Known Member

    You need to do a fresh install of XenForo (so the database has no content in it and the ID's can be copied over successfully). Then start the import again and make sure you retain imported content ID's. Your fresh install of XenForo should not and cannot contain data (threads, conversations, etc) before you import your vB4 data.
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  9. nguyenhuuhung

    nguyenhuuhung Active Member

    How do I do??
    Please guide me step by step

    I just started using XenForo..
  10. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Drop your current XenForo database, recreate it and then begin XF installation and then your import with a blank default install XF database if I remember correctly.
    Official instructions can be found at http://xenforo.com/help/importing/
  11. nguyenhuuhung

    nguyenhuuhung Active Member

    Xf Database haved over 3000 Threads and 6500 post.

    I Must Delete all Threads beforo Run Vbb4 importer..???


    I must install a New xenforo
    And I must use this Xf database to Import??
  12. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  13. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    If you have 3,000 threads and over 6,000 posts that you do not want to delete (and are not from a previous failed import), you will need to import and not keep IDs. After that you will need to place redirection scripts in place.
  14. nguyenhuuhung

    nguyenhuuhung Active Member

    I understanded This Error.
    I will Install New xenforo And Run vb4 importer to convert vbb database to xenforo database.

    @Brogan @Tracy Perry Thanks a lot.!!
  15. nguyenhuuhung

    nguyenhuuhung Active Member

    I have 2 Forums.
    1 Vbb and 1 xenforo.
    2 forums have many Threads,posts and Members
    I want use This Xenforo Database to convert.Because,I installed many addon.
    But,when i use this xenforo data.Have error.So,i created This Topic
  16. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    If you are merging forums, you will be unable to keep the current IDs as they are in vBulletin. You will need to run the imported without that option turned on. You will need to use vBulletin redirection scripts to redirect users from the old URLs to the new URLs.

    At the end of your import, make sure you save your import_log so that redirect scripts will work correctly.
  17. nguyenhuuhung

    nguyenhuuhung Active Member

    Can i redirect IDs???What addon I use to redirect?? Can You send this addon to me.
  18. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    It depends on your URL structure.
  19. nguyenhuuhung

    nguyenhuuhung Active Member

    I want to keep IDs.Because,google indexed over 90.000 URLs my web.I don't want when convert to xenforo.Link will die.(if i don't keep IDs, IDs changed.)
  20. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    As stated, if you want to merge the two forums, you must import using new IDs. Redirection scripts will cause Google to update their indexes for content and those URLs already indexed will redirect to the proper pages in XenForo.

    The URL structure is different between XenForo and vBulletin, Google will need to reindex regardless of keeping the same IDs or not.

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