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Help moving from VB

#1
Hi,

I've been a long time admirer of xenforo, but had to use VB for a recent project due to integration with other software.

I've now been able to get around this and looking forward to moving to xenforo.

My question is:

How do I get all my data from VB to use in the XF importer?

It's a small forum I use for support, so there's only around 100 users and not that many posts.
 
#3
You'll need your files for avatars and attachments, and your database.
If I wasn't worried about avatars and attachments is it just a matter of getting my database file?

How do I get that? Through myphpadmin or what? Is there a video? (I'm a novice at this stuff)
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#4
You just configure the importer with the path to the database and login credentials.
It's all very simple.
 
#5
You just configure the importer with the path to the database and login credentials.
It's all very simple.
So I don't have to export anything? I just delete all the vbulletin files and install xenforo in the same directory and fill out the database details in the importer?

(thanks for the rapid help :) )
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#7
The usual method is to install XenForo in a temporary directory, perform the import, then move the XenForo installation and delete the vB installation.
 
#8
The usual method is to install XenForo in a temporary directory, perform the import, then move the XenForo installation and delete the vB installation.
So just to be clear, if I install XF on in a /xf/ directory and perform the import, delete VB, and then change the directory to /forum/ that will work?
 
#10
When I'm doing the 'Configuration Builder', do I enter the same details as I have for the VB forum (MySQL user/password/database), or should they be unique, and then I'm importing later?
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#11
When first creating the forum, you use new database details.

If you are importing, you have to enter the details of the (vB) database you are importing from.