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XF 1.1 Import database

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by paul1, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. paul1

    paul1 Member


    Some time ago I had a forum in which I used xenForo, but after a while I closed the forum and made a backup of the database.

    Now I want to create the forum again as it was before, using the database backup that I had made.

    How can I do this?
  2. AWS

    AWS Well-Known Member

    Create a database on the server. Import the data that you saved. Upload the files and edit the edit the config file to add your database info.
    Jake Bunce likes this.
  3. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    AWS is correct. But you also need to restore backups of the data and internal_data directories. If you don't have those directories then you can recreate them, but you will have lost avatars and attachments which are stored there. If you have to recreate those directories then it will also be necessary to manually recreate the internal_data/install-lock.php file.

    For reference:
  4. paul1

    paul1 Member

    Thanks for the answer, but I still have a doubt:

    My old xenForo was installed with another xenForo license (owned by my former business partner). If I import the old database to my new xenForo installation (with my new license) will I have problems?

    Thank you!
  5. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    No problems.
  6. paul1

    paul1 Member

    Hi Jake,
    Thank you for the answers. Have a nice day!

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