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Import Question

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by robdog, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. robdog

    robdog Well-Known Member

    I imported my production database to a local dev environment, and I am about 1-2 days from releasing my new XenForo site into production. BOOYAH!

    My question is that if I perform the import again, will XenForo be smart enough to recognize already imported users, threads, posts, PM, etc...

  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member


    The best course of action is to set up all the options, design, etc. and when complete save a copy of the database.

    Then do any test imports, reloading the database each time.

    When ready to do your final live import, restore the saves clean database and import into that.
    robdog likes this.
  3. robdog

    robdog Well-Known Member


    Okay, going to be playing with it during the move and make sure to remove the potential duplicate content before import.

    Thanks for the answer. Will be checking the help section a lot more.
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Check my edit above.

    Take a clean backup when you're done setting everything up and then just reload that prior to your final import.

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