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Import from vbulletin 4.2.2

Jaxo

New member
#1
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

Thanks


Jack
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
Will Xenforo be able to import these into my new forum ?
Yes.

Will inline attachments import ?
Yes.

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

Is there a modification or .htaccess script for Xenforo that would redirect google traffic to the new Xenforo url`s ?
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.
 

Jaxo

New member
#3
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
 

Jaxo

New member
#4
Can dbtech post thanks / likes be inported ?

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

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#6
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.
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.
 

Jaxo

New member
#7
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
 

Jaxo

New member
#9
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.
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