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Importing a vBulletin 4.2.1 Big Board

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by AndrewSimm, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. AndrewSimm

    AndrewSimm Member

    I have a board with over 1.5 million post and over 700 CMS articles.

    Could the importer that I assumes comes with xenforo support such a migration?
    Would would i do with the articles?

    What are some of the issues others have ran into?

    I want to get a test forum up and hopes of going live in 6 months.
  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    I do not believe the official importer imports articles, however, I believe the unofficial importers import them as threads.
  3. AndrewSimm

    AndrewSimm Member

    I guess my hope is they could be imported into a table so if xenforo offers a cms in the future they could be brought back to life. Could the official importer handle such a large database? Im curious to hear replies from others than have done the same.
  4. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    It may take a while to complete, but yes, it can handle your database.
  5. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

    The unofficial importer imports them as threads. You can then install XenPorta and make it right.
    mistypants likes this.
  6. AndrewSimm

    AndrewSimm Member

    So I guess it puts it in its own forum?

    Does XenPorta do anything with vbulletin sections and categories?
  7. Marcus

    Marcus Well-Known Member

    You can just copy the table in phpmyadmin from one database to the other. 700 articles maybe just a few MB, you can also export them in phpmyadmin as a .sql and then import them in your new database.

    If you use the same database, you don't even have to copy the table.
  8. 0ptima

    0ptima Well-Known Member

    If you can get your CMS articles converted to threads, then you can probably use this addon to convert them into articles.
  9. AndrewSimm

    AndrewSimm Member

    Ok so where is the importer that comes with xenforo?
  10. AndrewSimm

    AndrewSimm Member

    oh wow nevermind

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