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Import from vbulletin 4.2.2

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Jaxo, May 7, 2015.

  1. Jaxo

    Jaxo New Member

    Hi everyone, I have just signed up as I am considering moving from Vbulletin 4.2.2 to Xenforo... I have some questions though...

    My forum has 15,000 attachments totaling about 50Gb stored in the file system. They are not stored in the default vbulletin attachments folder, but rather one I created myself.

    Will Xenforo be able to import these into my new forum ?

    Will inline attachments import ?

    When Importing does it actually import the attachments into the new xenforo folder leaving 2 sets of attachments on the server, one in the vb folder and one in the Xenforo folder ? or does the database look to the original folder for downloads? The reason I ask is there would not be enough storage space on my server for 2 sets of separate attachments..

    Next up, I`m using DragonbyteSEO mod on vbulletin and my urls have been rewritten, Is there a modification or .htaccess script for Xenforo that would redirect google traffic to the new Xenforo url`s ?

    I sure I will have a few more questions, but these are my main concerns atm


  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member



    Yes, attachments are created in the relevant XF directory.
    Sufficient server space will be required in order to perform the import.

    All redirection scripts are here: https://xenforo.com/community/resources/categories/redirection-scripts.2/
    There is also a tool for creating VBSEO rewrite rules.

    I'm not familiar with DragonbyteSEO URLs so wouldn't be able to comment specifically.
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  3. Jaxo

    Jaxo New Member

    Thanks mate, The only problem seems to be the storage space.. my server has 90Gb storage and the site I want to import takes up about 5oGb of this space, which is mainly attachments... I could have a serious attachment cull as Its long overdue.. or I could Increase my storage space, Just don`t like upgrading my server as Godaddy don`t let you downgrade it again
  4. Jaxo

    Jaxo New Member

    Can dbtech post thanks / likes be inported ?

    Its no biggy, I could live without it,.. more of a bonus if it could ;-)
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Not with the default importer.
    There may be a third party importer or add-on which can do it.
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  6. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Can I just clarify whether you mean you created a custom system, or is it just using the standard file-based attachments approach of the source forum with your own directory? If it's the latter, they should be picked up; the former you would need to handle with your own code.
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  7. Jaxo

    Jaxo New Member

    Its the standard file based attachments in my own directory, we`ll its the original directory which has been renamed..

    inside this directory there is a ton is sub directories (0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, ... inside each of these is another 9 sub directories.. then you get to the attachments) Its a funny setup, it was created by the Vbulletin software though, not by me. I just renamed the original top level attachment folder and updated the setting in the admin panel
  8. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    That shouldn't be an issue then.
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  9. Jaxo

    Jaxo New Member

    This is Dragonbyte SEO http://www.dragonbyte-tech.com/product/303-dragonbyte-seo/

    TBH Its a bit of a sticking point, I want to move to xenforo but am worried about loosing my google ranking ... Not that its that brilliant, I just dont want it to get worse

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