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Importer affect source?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Marc, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. Marc

    Marc Well-Known Member

    May be a stupid question .... Does the importer write to the source database or affect any of the source of the conversions files?

    Just asking as I want to shut my forum down for an hour and test a conversion from my current. I do backup regularly but not sure if I can be bothered restoring a backup if I can avoid it LOL
  2. James

    James Well-Known Member

    The import won't affect the database you are importing. All it does is grab the information from the database and stores it into the XenForo database. Your original database (be it vB/IPB) will not be altered.
  3. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    The source is only accessed for reading purposes. It remains entirely unaltered.
  4. Marc

    Marc Well-Known Member

    Cheers guys .... Gonna do a test conversion of my main forum. If all goes well, may well be gettin meself another licence pretty soon ;) Woohoo :p

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