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Help moving from VB

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by tomah, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. tomah

    tomah New Member

    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.
     
  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You'll need your files for avatars and attachments, and your database.
     
  3. tomah

    tomah New Member

    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)
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You just configure the importer with the path to the database and login credentials.
    It's all very simple.
     
  5. tomah

    tomah New Member

    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 :) )
     
  6. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, that is the basic process.
     
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  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The usual method is to install XenForo in a temporary directory, perform the import, then move the XenForo installation and delete the vB installation.
     
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  8. tomah

    tomah New Member

    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?
     
  9. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, after updating some options to reflect the new location.
     
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  10. tomah

    tomah New Member

    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?
     
  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    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.
     
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