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XF 1.2 I have a Vbulletin V4 data dump

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#3
You will need to create a database instance and import the dump into it.

Then use the importer from the XenForo ACP and configure it with the vB database details.
 
#4
Im an idiot... Can you advise on how? "You will need to create a database instance and import the dump into it?"
 

Carlos

Well-known member
#5
Im an idiot... Can you advise on how? "You will need to create a database instance and import the dump into it?"
Go to PHPMyAdmin or something like that, create a new php database, overwrite (ahem, import) your [vB4] "data dump" on top of it.

From there, you'll need that particular PHP database's credentials to enter in your xf1.2.5 instance.

Database Name: Whatever name you created at the time
Database Username: Whatever you created at the time
Password: Whatever. ^
 
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#7
also this is a zip file with many sql files in it. I did an import of the zip file to a blank database but nothing happened. ugh
 
#8
MySQL said:


#1044 - Access denied for user (I also get an access denied) when I unzip the file and try to import each sql file.
 

Carlos

Well-known member
#9
Always import from the source sql/php/whatever, and not the zip file.

What unicode is the sql file? Your new MySQL database has to match whatever your dump is.

UTF =/= UTF > Success

UTF =/= Something else > Fail.
 
#10
I do not know because I was sent this file to try. They loast their VB site, but did have this database dump. It is really a zip file full of sql files.
 
#12
I see what it is. It seems the dump has created single sql files for each script and then they all are zipped up. I think I need to stitch them together into one large sql file and import.