Can I take an mysqldump of my running vb3.8.x today, run an XF import, and use that to test and tweak - then when I'm ready to go production import the changes made from the original import to the current (some future date)?
Or he can just close registration for the time being?As I recall someone imported users & forums, set everything up (the time consuming parts), then later imported threads/posts. That of course would only work for a forum with few people joining. The actual import does not really take that much time.
Personally I did several test imports, then started a new import on a fresh install of xf with the vb forum shut down.
I vote for this. It is by far the best way to go.Personally I did several test imports, then started a new import on a fresh install of xf with the vb forum shut down.