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XF 1.4 Import questions

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by trman, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. trman

    trman Active Member

    I am ready to do an import from Vbulletin. I have done all my customizations and have backed up the database.

    If I add a couple of "pages" like terms of use, about us, etc. BEFORE I do the database import is there any problem? Those things were static pages in my VB forum, there is nothing in the VB database with those titles.
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    See this thread for basic guidelines: https://xenforo.com/community/threads/importing-guidelines.25325/

    If you need to redo the import for any reason, you will need to restore from a backup.
    So ensure you take a backup before you start and the backup includes everything you need.

    Adding Page nodes won't affect the import though.
  3. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Well page nodes are nodes so it will cause issues if you want to maintain IDs from the import. They would need to be added afterwards in that case.
  4. trman

    trman Active Member

    Okay, the page nodes I put in Xenforo started numbering at 3 and ended at 14.

    The vbulletin forum I am importing lowest forum number is 159

    I do want to retain the forum numbers.

    Do you still think it will matter? (I am doing import right now, so if you say it will matter I will abort the import)
  5. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Then strictly speaking you should be ok, though officially we would say that if you're maintaining IDs, you shouldn't have any non-default content in XF.
  6. trman

    trman Active Member

    Okay I will continue the import and see how it turns out. I do have a db back up before the pages were added that I could use if need be.

    I have 1.7 million posts so the import takes quite a while, I will post back here and let you know how it turns out as far as maintaining the ID's.
  7. trman

    trman Active Member

    I imported the forums and they maintained their id starting at #159 on up through 288. The pages I added earlier are 3-14

    So I guess I am okay?

    I am starting the posts import now.

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